“Jon’s a perfectionist and a finisher,” explains Kristy, a classically-trained violinist who crossed paths with her future bandmate at a Lee Brice performance in Nashville. “He works harder than anybody I know. I’m all about the vibe and the feel of the moment.”
Jon and Kristy couldn’t be more different, she drives a Chevy volt, he rides a Harley; she grew up surrounded by miles of country wilderness, he was raised in the city, but the two complement one another, turning their 180-degree differences into a perfect circle.
“The thing that’s so inspiring for us both is that we’re so different,” Jon adds. “Everything that drives me crazy about her makes her a star. She’s everything I wish I could be, but once we’re together we’re like Voltron. It becomes selfless; all our needs become secondary too American Young.”
Releasing August 5 on Curb Records, American Young’s debut will be supported by a string of American and international shows, with the band spreading their brand of country music far beyond their homeland.
14 August – Nashville Meets London, Canary Wharf
16 August – Castle Hotel, Manchester