SIGNS ERECTED THIS WEEK ON HIGHWAY US 23 AS THE DUO PERFORM TWO SOLD OUT SHOWS IN LEXINGTON AND PRESTONSBURG WHILE RECEIVING THEIR OWN “KEYS TO THE CITY”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 16, 2015) – Sundy Best has experienced a lot of firsts over the past year. This weekend was one of the highest honors as the state of Kentucky revealed their names on several signs along the world famous Country Music Highway US 23 in Eastern Kentucky. Additionally, their weekend shows were both sellouts at the Lexington Opera House and the Mountain Arts Center. On the strength of their critically-lauded 2014 releases, Bring Up The Sun and Salvation City, the duo is “Thanking God they are southern boys,” as referenced in the crowd-pleasing track from their second 2014 release. CMT has played 7 videos from the duo with “Southern Boy” currently featured and Sirius XM’s “The Highway” keeps them in continual rotation.
“When you think you cannot be humbled anymore, you see your name on a sign on the revered Country Music Highway. ‘We were speechless’ as we came up on the stretch of Hwy US 23,” says Nick Jamerson and Kris Bentley. “We are so proud to be two boys from Prestonsburg, Kentucky and we are so honored to have Sundy Best displayed proudly and infinitely in this way.
“This will be up forever,” says Bentley. “That is when it really sunk in,” he continued. “We have had such an amazing past few years and to have our state recognize us on this stretch of highway that is known around the world is just hard to comprehend, but we’ll take it,” Nick adds.
In front of the Mountain Arts Center, Prestonsburg Mayor Les Stapleton presented Nick and Kris with their own “keys to the city.” “Can we wake up now,” says the duo. “This has been a weekend we will never forgot and will hold dear in our hearts,” they continued. “We appreciate our loyal fans, family and friends that have supported us from the very beginning when this was just a dream. Thank you.”
Sundy Best has been making waves across the country with their 2-man show, Kris on cajon and Nick on the acoustic guitar. As they continue to evolve their live show, the duo is adding a few players to the 2015 tour. This tour will feature Kris on his full kit, Nick on electric with the addition of a electric guitar and keyboardist. Be sure to catch them in the following markets this spring. Tour Dates:
February 20th – Atlanta, GA Terminal West February 21st – Bowling Green, KY Capitol Arts Center February 26th – Bloomington, IN Bluebird February 27th – Chicago, IL Joe’s Bar February 28th –Newport, KY The Southgate House March 5th –Louisville, KY Mercury Ballroom March 6th –Cannelton, IN The Covered Wagon March 7th –Nashville, TN Exit/In March 17th – Pittsburgh, PA The Altar March 18th – New York, NY Mercury Lounge March 19th – Washington, DC Gypsy Sally’s March 28th – Tifton, GA The Gin
Rolling Stone named both of their 2014 releases, Bring Up the Sun and Salvation City in their annual 40 Best Albums of 2014, placing the Nick Jamerson and Kris Bentley penned tunes and R.S. Field produced projects at No. 23. CMT tapped the duo as their November 2014 “Listen Up” artist, as the duo trekked the country on their first national tour, as well as, hitting Canada in January.
The nonconventional Kentucky-based duo generated a solid following with their March 4th release Bring Up The Sun garnering airplay on Sirius XM, CMT and various other outlets as their first tour kicked into gear. The duo started playing gigs at the now “infamous” Redmond’s Lexington, Kentucky. Since then, the doors have been flung open with the support of the #kinfolkmovement, a national touring schedule and praise from critics on what has become a stellar year for the duo. On December 2 they released Salvation City featuring all new tunes.