What do you get when you mix crazy talent, smooth harmonies, and true love? You get Holly and Stewart of the up and coming country duo, The Springs. The happy couple, who got engaged this past winter, is coming to Charleston’s Bar in New Lenox this Saturday and they are a musical duo that you definitely don’t want to miss.
The two Alabama natives met performing at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN, the spot that Stewart would then propose 3 years later. Holly & Stewart were kind enough to take some time out of their crazy schedule to talk to us about their music, lives, and coming to Chicagoland!
Chicagoland Country: How long have you two been together as a country duo?
Holly: We have been together since January of 2013. We met at the Bluebird in 2010 performing a writers round and got together a couple weeks later to write! Then in Dec of 2013 Stewart closed the Bluebird down with just my parents, his parents, and a photographer and asked me to marry him! I said YES of course! Haha!
CLC: List 3 words that describe you two as artists.
Holly & Stewart: Inspiring, energetic, and original.
CLC: Who are some of your musical influences?
Stewart: Mine would be Conway Twitty and Garth. When I grew up I had a cassette tape of Garth’s greatest hits and I listened to it non-stop. I would sing along to just about every 90’s country male artist out there.
Holly: Mine would be LeeAnn Womack and Shania Twain. I love LeeAnn’s true country voice and lyrics. I am so inspired by Shania’s presence and energy on stage!
CLC: Have you played in the Chicago area before?
Stewart: Yes, in January we played at Firewater Saloon in Chicago and at Skooter’s in Shorewood, IL. We had a blast at them both! Chicago definitely knows how to have a great time!
CLC: What are both the best and most challenging aspects of working with your significant other?
Holly: I would say the most challenging is when something is hard it’s hard for both of us! So, it’s like double the stress.
Stewart: The best part is we get to handle any of those stressful situations together and get each other through it! We are a team! We are so blessed to do what we love every night with each other! I wouldn’t trade it for the world!
CLC: Where can fans find your music?
Holly & Stewart: They can go to www.thespringsband.com for all of our music and tour schedule! We are also giving away 7 FREE songs and exclusive access on there! When you sign up you get free music along with email alerts if we are playing a show in your area! We have a new thing going on now also where we have a fan picture of the week posted there!
The Springs will be releasing an album on June 7th so be sure to stay tuned by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and youtube. If you are roadtrippin’ to Nashville for CMA Fest next week, the duo will be at booth #582 in Music City Center so stop on by and grab their autograph then!
The Springs, along with $3 Bacardi products, will be waiting for you this Saturday (5/31) at Charleston’s Bar & Grill in New Lenox, IL.