The Springs

For fans of:Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Thompson Square

“I was playing at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. Up before me was this girl. She sounded great. She was beautiful. I instantly knew I had to talk to her.” That girl was Holly Helms, and that chance meeting between her and Stewart Halcomb would change their lives forever. The two would become partners, onstage and off, sharing love and music in equal measure. To date, they have amassed over 1 million streams across platforms, opened for Florida Georgia Line, Kelly Clarkson, Reba, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, and many more. Underneath it all has been the beating heart of their love, fuelling the magic of their songwriting, and creating electrifying onstage chemistry not seen since the days of Carter and Cash. They are The Springs.

Both from different parts of Alabama, the pair took somewhat different paths to their eventual meeting in Nashville. Holly hails from New Market and discovered her vocal prowess after singing a Tammy Cochrane song in her music program. Though initially a cover artist, touring fairs and festivals, she began writing songs in the wake of a family tragedy. “I lost my grandmother in a drunk driving incident,” she recounts sadly, “That was when I started to write. Putting my feelings on paper... It was healing”.

Halcomb originally envisioned himself as an athlete. After an immobilizing injury, however, he was left alone in a house with a guitar. He taught himself to play, then began touring with the future Farmers of America band. When a tornado hit his high school and killed several of his friends, he processed his grief by composing. “I wrote this song, and people were telling me ‘It helped me to hear this’,” he explains candidly, “From there I started a band, moved to Nashville, and kept writing songs with the aim to have a positive impact on people’s lives.”

When it comes to The Springs, the only real surprise is that it didn’t happen sooner. “It took three or four years before we became a duo,” explains Stewart “we’d sing with each others' bands, but we didn’t pursue anything initially.” However, as time pressed on, their partnership became inevitable. “The more we dated we realized that we made a great team,” details Holly, “We each have our strengths, and when we put them together, people in the industry noticed. People started saying ‘There's nothing like you guys in Nashville. You should become a duo.’”

Once together, there was no stopping them. Their live shows began to endear them to a rapidly growing online fan base; they have made regular appearances at CMA Music Festival; charted on the Billboard Country Chart, with their latest release “Old Fashioned” hitting #33; and their albums have landed on top 10 lists on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Music. But perhaps most importantly, the two are now married.

“We got engaged at the Bluebird, right where we met,” smiles Stewart, “I was able to get her parents and my parents there on both sides of the stage. It was magical.” The two wedded on Tate Farm in Meridianville, Alabama, sharing the moment live on Periscope. Several years on, they are strong as ever, with new music coming in the spring, a tour in the works, and more.“God has truly blessed us in so many ways. We are so thankful for the success we’ve had thus far, and are so excited to see what happens next. The best part is we get to do it with our best friend, and the person we love the most.”