Carolina Story announces soph disc
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Carolina Story announces soph disc

Friday, June 12, 2020 – Carolina Story will release its sophomore album, "Dandelion," on Sept. 4 via Black River Americana.

The husband and wife duo of Ben and Emily Roberts released "Hold Of Me," an autobiographical new track about finding strength in one another while weathering life's storms.

"'Hold of Me' is an autobiographical song about our family and chasing down a dream," the duo said. "It's about holding onto and leaning on one another to keep going one day at a time in the face of wanting to give up and give in. The overall realization and truth of the matter is that the only way to keep the pieces of ourselves intact is to do it together."

Carolina Story debuted in 2018 with "Lay Your Head Down." The couple - Ben is from Arkansas and Emily from South Dakota - met in Memphis before moving to East Nashville.

"Dandelion" was recorded with producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paul Moak (Joy Williams, Ashley Monroe).

"There's just something about the dandelion that spoke to us," said Ben. "It's this humble, unassuming plant that's so tough it can grow through cracks in concrete. It's an underdog, just like us."

"Ben was a little more front and center on the last album while I was in the thick of motherhood with a newborn and a toddler," said Emily, "but this record offered a chance for the two of us to really stand together on equal footing. Balance is key, both in a marriage and a band, and the way we share lead on these songs and sing collectively as one voice feels like a strong representation of our relationship."

The track list is:
1. Light of the Moon
2. Lay Me Down Easy
3. See You When I See You
4. Hold of Me
5. Wildflower
6. Time Well Spent
7. Dandelion
8. Long Black Train
9. Daylight
10. I Wish It Would Rain
11. Don't Leave Me in the Morning
12. Carolina

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