Carolina Story
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Carolina Story

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Duo Folk Americana




"Razor & Tie Signs RPM Management’s Carolina Story"

RPM Management’s Americana duo, Carolina Story, has signed a licensing deal with Razor & Tie. The duo’s song, “Someone Else,” found on the husband-and-wife’s album, Home, receives song placement on The CW’s Hart of Dixie, tonight (Feb. 19) at 8 p.m. EST.

“Emily and Ben have such a full catalog of great music and we are thrilled to sign such an emerging talent to a licensing deal,” says Razor & Tie executive Brooke Primont. “We have had a great response for music placement and look forward to what’s in store for the duo.”

Carolina Story has had other songs placed on MTV’s Teen Mom and VH1’s Rehab with Dr. Drew.

Carolina Story is comprised of husband-and-wife Ben and Emily Roberts. They formed as a duo in 2008 and have independently released two studio albums, including their most recent Home. Carolina Story is currently working in the studio with producer Blake Chancey. - Music Row Magazine

"The not-quite fairy tale of Carolina Story"

he best memories are the unexpected ones. The best relationships are the ones that happened on their own. The best stories are ones worth telling over and over again.

Ben and Emily Roberts’ lives revolve around those stories. More than five years, 400 shows in 36 states and untold amounts of people have combined to make those memories worth the hard work that the lady and gentleman of modern folk-duo Carolina Story have committed to.

Sitting down with Ben and Emily is like sitting down with old friends while watching the stories behind the music come to life. They have a unique way of making fans feel like family.

“We like to say we make friends instead of fans,” Emily said. - MTSU Sidelines

"Carolina Story, Abigail Blythe and Friends and Jordan Fenton at The Walnut House"

Friday night’s show at The Walnut House featuring Carolina Story, Abigail Blythe and Jordan Fenton made the 45-minute drive to Murfreesboro worth every drop of gas.After Blythe and her band finished their set, the headliner for the night, Carolina Story, took to the stage.

Ben and Emily Roberts, or Carolina Story as they are more formally known, are a husband-and-wife folk/country duo based in Nashville. Upon taking the stage, they immediately took control of the crowd and made no effort to hide any friendly husband-wife rivalry from the audience.

Despite a few initial sound glitches — which the duo handled with the utmost grace — the set was phenomenal. Emily’s commanding vocal tone fought with, fell in love with and cradled Ben’s southern croon, and the results were astounding. The back and forth vocal melodies between the couple were speckled with occasional full-on harmony arrangements, during which it was evident they were attuned to one another. Carolina Story’s between-song banter was hilarious. At one point Ben introduced a song by saying, “This is the song I play for Emily when I know I’ve messed up, and you can always tell how we’re doing by how early in the set I play this one,” to which Emily replied with a concerned, “Uh-oh.”

When their set of original songs was complete, Carolina Story said goodnight to the audience, but they were soon brought back to the stage for an encore. They closed out the evening for good with a raucous cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” then proceeded to go about the room shaking hands and spending time talking to fans.

The next time you hear about any of these artists performing, it’s worth your time (and gas, in some cases) to go take a listen.

- ArtsNash-Quinton Parker

"Carolina Story Getting Great Feedback on Newest Album, “Home” – Nashville, TN"

Carolina Story has a story, and it revolves primarily around love. Ben & Emily Roberts are two singer/songwriters from Arkansas and South Dakota who met at Visible Music College in Memphis in 2007. ”They began collaborating their musical styles and naturally fell in love.” After getting married by June 2009, the duo set off touring all over the US. 28 states and about 200 shows later, they came to realization that life is built on love and relationships. That’s what became their main influence for writing and playing music together as Carolina Story. Like this one, “most of their songs have come from the people they have met or personal experiences, and translate into stories about the human condition that everyone can relate to.” This, my friends, is the foundation of folk music, and this is a truly authentic representation of it. Carolina Story has such a unique sound rooted in Folk/Americana/Old Country/Roots Music. Their harmonies are serenading and create a vibe that is very easy to listen to. Their live show not only rests on their voices and Ben’s guitar, but incorporates harmonicas, a kick drum and tambourines. This is a duo you don’t want to miss, and their latest album falls right along side acts like The Civil Wars and Good Old War.Their music covers a wide variety of audiences, as their sound drives hard at a roots/folk feel. Home features eight tracks including “Carry Me Home,” from the first video you watched above. Carolina story released “When The River Met The Sea” a year prior and was in turn chosen to be a part of Music City Unsigned, which promotes Nashville’s best emerging independent artists. Just last year, the duo was an official showcase artist for the 2012 Folk Alliance Conference and artist of the week on Nashville’s Lightning 100’s local spotlight. In addition, their album release was featured on Nashville’s Fox News and they were added to Brite Revolution’s group of talented artists. They continue to tour consistently to reach as many new listeners as possible and greet current fans in various corners of the country. Find tour dates, music, and more at and click on the album art below to purchase their newest album, Home. Listen to more music!

- Music Without Labels

"Carolina Story Plays Frist Center"

Then, on the way home, I heard my latest favorite new song on a CD that a new friend of ours that just moved into East Nashville gave to us this past week. After meeting them at their first performance at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ Music in the Lobby, the husband/wife duo of Ben and Emily Roberts that call themselves ‘Carolina Story’ are not only as authentic a duet you’ll find anywhere, but they are just as nice people as they are musically gifted together. The song aforementioned on the drive home, titled ‘Cheers To Loving Me’, seemed to wrap up this past week’s supermoon after effects and ride perfectly from where I was sitting. - Nashville Examiner


Still working on that hot first release.



Carolina Story consists of husband/wife duo, Ben & Emily Roberts, two singer/songwriters from Arkansas
& South Dakota respectively, who met at Visible Music College in Memphis in 2007. They began collaborating their musical styles, naturally fell in love & were married by June 2009. In 2010, as they continually toured all over the US, visiting 28 states & playing nearly 200 shows, they came to understand that this life is about people & cultivating community & relationship. They found that music is the medium for this. Most of their songs have come from the people they have met or personal experiences & translate into stories about the human condition that everyone can relate to. As they continued singing/writing together, a unique blend was formed which is rooted in Folk/Americana/Old Country/Roots music. Their voices intertwine to create one voice & their harmonies will leave you wanting more. With captivating vocals, acoustic guitars, harmonicas, a kick drum & tambourines, they bring a full sound for just a duo. All ages fall in love with this couples youthfulness & refreshing outlook on folk music. 2010 saw the release of their second album When The River Met The Sea & also being chosen to be a part of Music City Unsigned, which promotes Nashvilles best emerging independent artists. 2011 welcomed their third album Home, which debuted at #2 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts. That same year also saw them selected as Nashvilles Lightning 100s local spotlight artist of the week, qualifying for Eddies Attic Singer/Songwriter Shootout competition, album release featured on Nashvilles Fox News & added to Brite Revolutions stable of artists. 2012 saw them chosen for an official BMI showcase for 2012 Folk Alliance International Conference, playing at SXSW, signing a TV/Film deal with Razor & Tie & also the release of their video The Morning Bird. That year also found them releasing their album HOME to vinyl with the addition of two bonus tracks GOLD and HOTEL MEMPHIS, releasing it at historic United Record Pressing in Nashville. They were also selected by the Nashville Songwriters Association to play their 30th Anniversary show of the historic Bluebird & were also chosen to play the prestigious Music City Roots. Carolina Story was selected by the judges as winners of the Southeast region to compete in the finals of the 2012 Mountain Stage Newsong Contest at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Amanda Fletcher with RPM Management in Nashville signed the duo & became their manager in September 2012. That fall brought their first TV Placement with the song "In The End" being played on MTV's "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew". They were chosen again for an official showcase for 2013 Folk Alliance International Conference in Toronto, Canada in February & that month had their second TV placement of the song "Someone Else" on CW's "Hart Of Dixie". They are also one of the founding artists of The Traveling Troubadours: More Than a Show tours which seek to serve communities through music & humanitarian efforts. They have played nearly 600 shows in just 5 years as a band, booking a lot of their own shows independently. They entered the studio in April & May of 2013 with Grammy award winning producer, Blake Chancey where they began working on new EP "Chapter One" which was released in early November 2013 and went  to #7 on Americana Radio Top 40. Chapter Two EP was released in June 2014 and went to #13 on Americana Radio Charts and landed them in an official showcase at the Americana Music Association Festival as well as 4 appearances on the Grand Ole Opry.

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