The Roys In Running For Three ICM Awards


Duo To Perform On Show With Ricky Skaggs & The Whites

The Roys posing with instruments in front of a log cabin wallNashville, TN (September 1, 2011) — The reigning Inspirational Country Music Duo of the Year, The Roys, are in the running for three more ICM awards this year: Vocal Duo of The Year, Inspirational Bluegrass Artist and Inspirational Country Song (“I Wonder What God’s Thinking”).  Winners will be announced during the 2011 ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards show, held in Nashville on Friday, October 28 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The Roys will perform “That’s What Makes It Love” that night with special guests Ricky Skaggs and The Whites. Both songs are from The Roys’ current CD, LONESOME WHISTLE, which was recorded at Skaggs Place Studio and released March 22 this year on Rural Rhythm Records. The disc debuted at #7 on BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Albums Chart, and is currently #6 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s Top 15 Albums Chart, #7 on Cashbox Magazine’s Top 20 Bluegrass Albums Chart and #16 on The Alternate Root’s Top 66 Bluegrass Album Chart.

“We’re overjoyed to be nominated again this year,” says Elaine Roy. “And it will be amazing to perform on stage with legends like Ricky Skaggs and The Whites,” adds her brother, Lee.  “They were amazing to work with in the studio.”  Ricky and The Whites appear on the recorded version of “That’s What Makes It Love.”

The brother/sister duo has enjoyed numerous high-profile performances this year, kicking off Country Thunder Festival USA (where they opened for Lady Antebellum), Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, TN), Dogwood Park Concert Series (Greenville, TN), and more. They’ve appeared on several Fox Television Network shows, Daily Buzz, ABC-TV’s What’s The Buzz, Daytime, GAC-TV, and numerous other popular programs. Upcoming shows include dates with country legend Janie Fricke, and performances at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair, Heroes Music Festival at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Rocky River Fall Bluegrass Festival and dates in Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee.

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THE ROYS Hit A Home Run With “Coal Minin’ Man”


Track Rockets Up Bluegrass Charts

Nashville, TN (July 18, 2011) — The Roys hit a home run with “Coal Minin’ Man,” the first single from their Rural Rhythm Records debut CD, LONESOME WHISTLE.  The track is rocketing up the Bluegrass charts:

#1 on Power Source’s Top 35 Bluegrass Chart

# 1 on HotDisc International Top 40 Chart

Top 5 on Bluegrass Music Profiles’ Top 30 Singles Chart

Top 10 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s  National Bluegrass Survey

The Roys posing with their instruments against a log cabin interior wall.

LONESOME WHISTLE debuted at #7 on BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Albums Chart, and the disc is drawing high praise:
Bluegrass Junction, Sirius XM Radio – “Traditional, yet fresh, bluegrass … strong songs … gorgeous harmonies … it doesn’t get any better than that.” 

WAMU Radio“The Roys are one of the best acts to arrive on the scene in recent years. Their hit single, ‘Coal Minin’ Man,’ is shooting toward the top of our chart.” 
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