The Roys, a brother/sister duo made up of Lee and Elaine Roy, have become one of the fastest-rising acts in the business. Heralded for their traditional vocal styling and a progressive instrumental attitude, The Roys have earned legions of fans from around the world. Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and raised across the border in New Brunswick, Canada, The Roys possess a sound that is rich and identifiable. Lee mastered drums, bass and mandolin, while Elaine learned guitar. After making the decision to work together, the duo developed a strong fan following on Country radio with songs like the rollicking “Workin’ Girl Blues,” and “Beautiful,” while also forging strong bonds with radio programmers, talent buyers and critics all across the country. Requests for live appearances began to grow. Their hard work paid off and in 2009 and 2010, The Roys won Inspirational Country Music (ICM) Duo of the Year. The release of their first Rural Rhythm Records’ album, Lonesome Whistle launched their career into high gear. The album was a huge success and helped land them the award for the ICM’S Bluegrass Artist of the Year in 2011, as well as a No. 1 single, “Coal Minin’ Man.”
THE ROYS have played some of the most notable stages across the world including Dollywood, Country Thunder, Tamworth (Australia), Folk Alliance, CMA Music Festival and dozens of Bluegrass festivals. The duo has also hosted seven episodes of the Bluegrass Mountains television show and have been seen on such popular television series as Fox & Friends, Better TV and Praise the Lord with Jason Crabb. The duo has shared the stage with superstars George Jones, Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum and many more.
The duo’s follow-up album, New Day Dawning, features the infectious first single “Still Standing,” along with the intriguing “Grandpa’s Barn”. With an ever-evolving sound, The Roys continue to bring new life to traditional sounds.