Lanarkshire country pop duo JuBillee will take to the stage at a sold out Motherwell Concert Hall this Saturday before heading Stateside to sure up their future.
Couple Justine Wilson and Billy Warren can’t wait to perform to the crowd in their hometown, just weeks before jetting off to Nashville, USA, to sing at several showcase events in front of some major record labels.
It follows on from a hugely successful year for the duo, which saw them record a country pop song, entitled ‘Don’t Make Me Look into Your Eyes‘, written by Gary Miller of Orange Mustang Management.
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They were then approached by a Scottish independent label to release the single, with it sweeping the charts and going to number one in the official UK Country Charts – it even made the top 50 in the overall charts with virtually no airplay.
They then released their debut album, ‘You and I‘, that went to number one again and also number three in the Scottish charts.
What’s more it was top of the pops in all genres of digital download charts, receiving great reviews from respected magazines.
Their second single, ‘Sleeping in a Bed of Lies’, went to number two only denied the top spot by country western legend Keith Urban and Pink with their hit song One to Many.
With such overnight success, Justine and Billy were then delighted to be approached by Kent Wells, musical director for none other than the queen of country Dolly Parton.
Billy told Lanarkshire Live: “During the first lockdown we started performing live on social media, having lost all of our usual performing income due to the pubs and clubs being shut.
“We literally started with around 200 viewers. Very quickly, however, our fanbase was drawing huge figures with around 100,000 accounts logging in to watch from around the world, within 24 hours of broadcasting our gig.
“The long and the short of all of this is that our very first major concert at the Motherwell Concert Hall on November 13 has now sold out and on December 6 we will fly to Nashville to sign a production deal with Kent Wells.
“Kent is head of KWP Music Nashville and is musical director for the world renowned Dolly Parton.
“We have also been asked if we would consider joining a proposed global tour next year with dates in Australia, UK, Canada, and the USA.”
It is a major coup for the pair, who cannot wait to perform in Motherwell this Saturday evening.
Vocalist Justine added: “To perform to a sell out crowd in Lanarkshire, indeed in our hometown of Motherwell, is going to be amazing and we cannot wait to welcome everyone to the gig on Saturday night.”
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