About Sundy Best…
Hail to Eastern Kentucky. This is truly the cornerstone of Sundy Best. The duo’s blend is their own mix: from country, bluegrass, rock, soul, and rhythm and blues, the duo produces music that, at times, is hard to classify. That’s just fine by Kris Bentley and Nick Jamerson. All they need is the strum of guitar strings and Kris’s cajon driving the beat. Their lyrics describe the lives of their families, friends, and fans, as well as themselves. Every song is a reminder that they have not forgotten where they came from, but also where they are heading.
Front porch melodies and lyrics grown out of the rocky topsoil of Eastern Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains intertwine Sundy Best’s roots into the songs they sing. They are storytellers, musicians, friends, and the impetus of the ‘kin folk movement’ that is organically connecting a strong music-loving family that believes in solid, real and relatable songs.
They are crowd rockers and party starters. The band’s visceral sound and incredible live shows have gained them a loyal following of dedicated fans from the hills and hollers of Appalachia, all the way to the bustling one way streets under downtown city lights across the south. There are mountains in their music- valleys of love lost and missing home, peaks of rowdy Saturday nights and the journey in between.
The guys have been friends since they were in elementary school. They both grew up singing in their church for fun while starring in high school sports in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. After college sports success for each, Kris in basketball, and Nick in football, the friendship continued in music as they began playing patio parties, restaurants, and clubs, often playing 4 hours sets each night. Both prolific songwriters, they bring songs to each other and together create their own style and sound. They decided in 2012 to record some of these songs that they self-produced along with their friend and filmmaker Coleman Saunders, and independently released Door Without A Screen that year.
In 2012, music veteran Van Fletcher caught the buzz and began attending shows and watching the reactions of the fans and quickly became a fan of the sound, the songs and of Nick and Kris. CMT discovered them early in 2013 and began playing their video “Home” in late April. The video has been in the Top 5 at CMT Pure since the debut; enhancing their fan base across every platform there is to grow. Entertainment One, the leading independent film, TV, and music company quickly signed them to a multi album deal and will rerelease Door Without A Screen August 27, 2013 adding 6 songs including new ones, as well as fan favorites from their shows.
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