The Young Fables
July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Advance registration is strongly encouraged as seating will be limited in the event that bad weather moves this concert indoors. Suggested donation of $20 for adults and $5 for students may be given at the door, or via PayPal. It is possible to pre-register without making a donation. Doors will open at 6 p.m.
We were delighted by TYF’s opening set at the Ross Farm last summer and can’t wait for their headlining concert in 2020!
The Young Fables are the promising modern traditional country duo comprised of three-time American Idol vet Laurel Wright and Gretsch-endorsed guitarist and vocalist Wesley Lunsford. The act hails from Maryville, TN and has already collected impressive accolades including the Grand Prize at the Texaco Country Showdown which landed Laurel on the Ryman Auditorium stage at age 16. TYF first sold out appearances at the City Winery in Nashville, TN and the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville, NC in addition to appearing with such notable acts as Lauren Alaina, Josh Turner, Sara Evans, Chris Janson, Randy Houser and Chris Lane. Capturing the ears of three of the industry’s most revered names, Keith Urban said they “had me immediately.” Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta praised “a flawless vocal,” and Sheryl Crow tweeted, “Just heard The Young Fables in the Nashville Airport. Laurel’s as good as any country singer out there!” The nationally-syndicated Cumulus morning show The Ty Bentli Show embraced the duo, featuring them regularly in the hot topic #10MinuteTune segment. In addition, CMT exclusively premiered the music videos for “Completely” and “Half as Good’ with both going on to garner regular rotation on country music video channels. Following the May 2018 launch of their sophomore album Old Songs, produced by the Grammy Award winning Mitch Dane, the rave reviews and impact of the 10-song album secured TYF their official debut at the CMA Music Festival on the Spotlight Stage.
Their milestone year closed with two breakthroughs. Rolling Stone spotlighted TYF with a “10 Best Country and Americana Songs of the Week” with the release of their adaptation of the Patsy Cline iconic hit “Crazy” stating “Simple and heartbreakingly direct, a poignant performance that’s as lonely as the song’s lyrics.” Also via an invitation from Shania Twain, TYF were featured on USA Network’s Real Country premiere featuring the aforementioned Twin alongside Jake Owen, Travis Tritt and special guests Big and Rich. “When I heard Laurel’s voice for the first time it was just extremely impressive, “ said Shania. “Wes is a perfect partner for Laurel’s voice. I fell in love with these guys as a genuine, authentic talent and sound. We need you in this industry right now.”