New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The hot, new, dynamic sister duo, Presley & Taylor, released their new single, titled "This Phone,"* to country radio early this week (January 23, 2017/PlayMPE). The teenagers' fifth career single, and the lead single from the pair's highly-anticipated sophomore CD (expected in Spring
City, LLC), "This Phone" is poised to lay the tracks for the fast-moving train destined to transport the gals' "arrival" as career recording artists here to stay.
A Presley & Taylor original, "This Phone" represents a desperate connection and a constant reminder of heartbreak. Illuminated by traditional trickling keys, whining pedal steel and crying fiddle, the contemporary storyline dials into a Millennial relationship "on hold" and a sentiment today's younger generation will be attune. Written and produced by Presley & Taylor, the modern, up-to-the-minute, breakup ballad was recorded in Nashville and made its global, on-air debut on WSM-AM's "Coffee, Country & Cody."
"Our accessibility and ability to communicate in today's digital age is, without question, a modern day convenience; and I'll be the first to admit that it's almost addictive. But, the convenience can feel like a 'ball and chain,' and it also makes it way too easy to be flippant or cavalier—especially when it comes to relationships," said Presley.
"We all have the tendency to communicate today via text (or not), and the digital platforms make our lives and activity an open book (in as much as we allow). This can become a spellbinding drama that puts relationships in the forefront or a terrifying silent alarm. That's what we wanted to convey honestly and realistically in 'This Phone'," Taylor added.
The duo's first two singles ("Looking For A Cowboy"/"Kickin' Back") achieved Top 40 chart status and their third single (titled "While You Were Gone") ranked at No. 30 on the national MusicRow Country Breakout Chart. Keeping the upward momentum, their most recent single ("My Hometown") topped out at #25.
Presley & Taylor will participate in Country Radio
Seminar (CRS-2017) in their second consecutive year and are scheduled to perform LIVE at the "Fresh On The Row" Show, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at The Listening Room Café (immediately following the MusicRow Meet & Greet industry event—3:00PM).
"This Phone" will be available via all major digital and streaming outlets (Amazon/iTunes/Pandora/Spotify); Ed Gertler (Digital Delivery Services) will spearhead the digital campaign. Al Brock, Lynne Connolly and Jan Woods will team to lead the radio promotion campaign.
For more on Presley & Taylor, please visit: www.presleyandtaylor.com.
ABOUT PRESLEY & TAYLOR:
Raised in a small farm town in Connecticut, sisters Presley and Taylor spent most of their time alongside their family of talented musicians listening to country music greats and world-class trendsetters in the format (such as Tammy Wynette, Tanya
Tucker, Randy Travis
and Alan Jackson).
Described as "the real deal" and "absolutely brilliant" by radio execs, the "neo traditional" Presley & Taylor embrace the sound of stone cold country music and traditions, and add a whimsical charm with absolute vocals and impeccable harmonies.
Launching their music careers as "official," Presley & Taylor cut their teeth in the studio to record a project "just for fun" and the fun took flight to escalate into a promising career.
At just fourteen and sixteen years old, Presley & Taylor shared the stage with award-winning entertainers and hit-makers such as Martina McBride, Ashton Shepard, Bucky Covington, Janie Fricke, Sarah
Darling, Jamie O'Neal, The Willis Clan, Buddy
Jewell and Restless Heart; have become regular performers at Tootsies Orchid Lounge, The Nashville Palace, the Hard Rock Café, Margaritaville and Ernest Tubb Record Shop; and they have made a number of in-studio, special guest appearances on WSM-650AM radio in the heart of Music
City. They are currently in the studio producing and recording music for their sophomore CD.