Meet Carvin Walls!
Kelly Carvin Walls and Troy Walls both made the move to Nashville around the same time to pursue their own music careers. They met at a writers round, started writing together and the magic between them happened instantly. With all of the new found excitement around them, it was clearly time to make it official and become a duo. Since they have joined forces, they have played over 500 shows, written nearly 400 songs and were nominated for both "Shooting Star Award" and "Duo of the Year" in The Nashville Universe Awards (2014) and nominated again for Duo of the Year in 2015.
What makes this duo so special? The two are stark opposites and it works - really well! Kelly, raised on rock n’ roll has been a solo, indie artist since she was 16, playing clubs in and around the North East. Since her move to Nashville, Kelly has been noted as a “Writer To Watch” with NSAI. Troy, on the other hand, has been playing country venues throughout the eastern US, singing and writing country songs since he was 7 years old.
Despite their individual talents, the two can agree they have never been apart of something quite like this! The combination of Kelly’s pop/rock melodies, Troy’s country storytelling and a splash of soul coming from both sides, makes way for great songs with a fresh splash of motown/rnb mixed with country. Not only do they create great songs, but their individually unique voices and style, together, create a sound that country music has yet to encounter - until now.
THIS THING CALLED JERSEY COUNTRY
Kelly (formally Carvin) Walls and Troy Walls are a powerhouse duo that could only be created in the heart of Music City! Kelly, a raw, rebellious Jersey girl, and Troy Walls, a down to earth country boy from West Virginia both made the move to Nashville, TN to pursue their music careers in 2012. They met at a writers round shortly after, started writing together and the magic between them happened instantly. They began to play songwriter rounds together, backing each other up with harmonies and guitar parts. Soon, word spread around about the new duo in town! But, there was one problem: they technically were not a duo and they both continued to declare independence as separate artists despite everyone ranting and raving about them. So what made them change their minds and officially become a duo? When asked the duo responded: “It was beyond obvious to everyone who heard us that we had something very special together, and we knew it. It was just a matter of admitting it to ourselves. No matter what we did or said, people would still put us together as a duo! So, needless to say, we took it at as a sign and have been rolling with it ever since. Truth is, we are happy this way and cannot imagine this journey without each other.”
What is so special about this country duo? They are vastly different from each other and somehow, some way, it works! Kelly, raised on rock n’ roll and pop has been pursuing her career as a solo indie pop/rock artist for the past 8 years; playing clubs in and around the North East. Troy, on the other hand, has been playing clubs in the south, singing and writing country songs since he was 10 years old. When the two come together as writers, it mixes pop rock and country in a very organic way with a splash of soul reminiscent of Mo-Town. They were nominated for Duo of the Year in both 2014 and 2015 for the Nashville Universe Awards, as well as the Shooting Star award in 2014. They are releasing their first album together March 25, 2015.