And the cellist. And some of them have played with us over here as well. Fast forward to a couple years ago. Ray and Saliers were having tea in England, like you do, with Reynolds. Ray laughs at the thought of Indigo Girls as psychedelic Heart, then adds, "It really runs the gamut.
Girls have been the subject of a steadily building buzz based on some excellent singles, and they deliver on that promise here in a big way. Girls frontman Christopher Owens grew up in the Children of God cult. His older brother died as a baby because the cult didn't believe in medical attention. His dad left. He and his mother lived around the world, and the cult sometimes forced his mother to prostitute herself.
The singer explains her references to Katy Perry and Dixie Chicks and spills on working with husband Ryan Hurd on the album. It's been four years since Maren Morris' first major single, "My Church," really made us perk up and take notice of the powerhouse singer and she's been playing with her sound ever since. While hits like her big debut and "I Could Use a Love Song" stayed close to her singer-songwriter roots, the massive dance ear worm that was "The Middle' -- her collaboration with Zedd -- introduced audiences to an entirely new side of her.
Brian Desveaux, the group's other guitarist, also receives songwriting credit. The song represented a breakthrough for the band after years of attempting to interest major record labels. The song became the band's only hit single ; it reached number six on the Billboard Hot chart in the United States, and it peaked within the top ten in Canada and New Zealand. The band's follow-up single, " If I Am ", fared worse than its predecessor, and Nine Days became a one-hit wonder. For much of the decade, the band built a following by self-releasing their first three albums— Something to Listen To , Monday Songs , and Three —while performing frequently.