If the two faces in new duo American Young seem familiar to country fans, that shouldn't come as a surprise. Kristy Osmunson was the founder and fiddle player for (the now defunct) Bomshel, while Jon Stone has had success as both a solo artist and a Nashville songwriter/producer who's engineered hits for such names as Lee Brice and Rascal Flatts.
When Stone met Osmunson, he actually did not have immediate intentions to return to performance, as he already had his plate full with songwriting and production work. However, a casual jam session made both realize that this was a musical pairing that had to be pursued. After playing their songs for colleagues and receiving glowing feedback, Stone decided to make the plunge back into life as a performing artist...and part of what promises to be one of the year's most intriguing new duos. We had a moment to chat with both Osmunson and Stone about their decision to pursue American Young, how their respective musical journeys have brought themRead More »from Meet Country Duo American Young: Familiar Faces, New Sound