New country duo American Young is made up of Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson. Before forming, Jon was a solo act, then a successful producer and songwriter (“Me and My Gang”, “A Woman Like You”) while Kristy was a founding member and fiddle player of the duo Bomshel. We caught up with them to find out more about this new act.
2016 - a new year! What is your goal?
To provide life changing music and to tour all over this beautiful world.
Did you make any new year’s resolutions?
What was the biggest lesson you learnt in 2015?
What was the musical highlight of 2015?
Working on this American Young album.
Who are you excited to hear from in 2016?
Coldplay, Sam Hunt.
Tell us about the record you have just released…
Love Is War covers all parts of a relationship and its honest. Much like who we are.
If you had to pick three artists to be filed next to, who would they be and why?
Great question. Lee Brice (he’s our producer) we love his sound. Beatles - they’re timeless, Civil Wars - there’s a special unique sound that only they can do.
What inspired the record?
Passion for timeless music.
If the record were an animal, what animal would it be?
Define your sound in five words…
Timeless, authentic, honest, movement, love.
If you could have written one song by another artist, what would it be?
So many great songs to choose from. Anything from the Beatles.
Someone is making a film of your life, who will play you?
Jon - Colin Farrell / Kristy - Marilyn Monroe.
American Young go on an European tour in March with Sasha McVeigh and Loveless Effect. For details go to americanyoung.com/.