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Pioneering a distinct blend of pure Country music and indie rock, the duo Karli & James began etching their place in the music scene in 2017. Born from a serendipitous meeting in a Nashville coffee shop, their musical journey is as unique as their sound.

Hailing from Bolivar, Missouri, Karli Chayne's rich, emotive soprano voice and passion for songwriting took root from her early days performing in her parents' Truman Lake Opry show. A lover of 90’s and 2000’s Country music, Karli moved to Nashville at just 15 to kickstart her music career. Partnered with James Sinclair-Stott, a UK-based musician with an indie rock influence and knack for creating radio-ready hits, the duo creates a sound that they like to call leather and lace country - a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll - Straight-laced roots with a bit of edgy truth.

The duo, originally known as Cross Atlantic due to James's British roots, have already gained recognition from Billboard, CMT, and MusicRow. Their early singles found success on streaming sites, earning spots on playlists like Spotify's New Music Nashville and Apple Music's Country Wide. Their debut single "Mercy" launched them to the top of the CMT Music 12-Pack Countdown and secured them an opening slot on Brandy Clark's UK and US tours.

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