“Country music was long held as a man's world with legends like George Jones, Hank Williams, Merle, and Willie. Then some of the greatest female voices in the world stepped on to the stage and country music was forever changed. There was Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Reba, The Judds, and today….The Darlins.” —Nashville Music Guide
The Darlins are unbridled by nature and so simply country right down to their very roots. Erinn Bates and Jude Toy don’t just sing and play their instruments, they connect. Songs are felt from the core of their spirits in every note, to every strum. They are fearless in their writing, performing, and most importantly, in engaging their audiences. Their charisma has helped them grow a solid fan base that spans worldwide. Their EP, CRUSH was released in September 2015 and helped place them on several 'new country artists to watch" lists. Nashville Music Guide named The Darlins in their Top 8 Best Artists of 2015.
Erinn, who was born and raised in Music City, met Portland, Oregon native Jude at a Sephora store in Nashville. They had no idea that a friendship, let alone a great collaboration, would develop surrounded by designer lipsticks and glittery lip glosses. Then again, for those that know these girls well, it does make sense. While making people feel beautiful, they connected in their most prized passion, music. Since their first major gig, opening for Darryl Worley at the biggest county fair in Tennessee--the Wilson County Fair, they have collaborated with major hit songwriters like Tony Mullins (Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney) and Tia Sillers (Lee Ann Womack, Alan Jackson) among many others and have shared the bill with country superstars Trace Adkins, Loretta Lynn, Kacey Musgraves, Joe Nichols, and many more. For more information on The Darlins, visit www.thedarlins.com. Get 7 free songs from this powerhouse duo, when you subscribe to their email list, here.
”The Darlins are the whole package...they can sing, they can play, and they look good doing it! But at the end of the day, it's all about the song...and these girls are writing great stuff that fits them to a T. This is a dynamic duo to look out for!”—John Walker, Executive Producer of Music City Roots
"Winner of the national battle of the bands competition "The 2nd Annual Hourly Gig" sponsored by Snagajob."--Snagajob Website