Known for it's hardiness in all types of weather, the Royal Star Magnolia tree manages to blossom with pure white intensely scented flowers. With their collection of new songs, appropriately titled, Royal Star, the super duo of Magnolia manage to blend fun, hard rocking country and tender, heartfelt ballads seamlessly with some "Moonshine" thrown in for good measure. "I am really excited about the progression from the first album to now," says Nicole Lea, Bass and Vocals for Magnolia. "Our experience playing in clubs really helped me craft these songs in a way that I wasn't doing before. I can't wait to be able to play these night after night and that's a fantastic thing considering how much we play!" Even though they aren't sisters, Tristan McKay and Nicole Lea's vocal blend makes you think of harmonies found only in those singing together their whole lives. "It feels like I've been singing with her my whole life," adds Tristan with a little laugh. "There is something magical that happens when we sing together that gives an energy and excitement to our show. I love playing live because that's what it's all about for us." Rounding out the band is Murfreesboro, TN guitar wizard Gary Leonard and Ruben Makepeace Garces on drums. Magnolia has shared the stage with artists such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Georgia Satellites, Marshall Tucker Band, Zac Brown Band, Jason Michael Carroll, Danielle Peck and many more. Look for Magnolia at a venue near you soon!
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