Like many of you, when I think of Zach and Josh Carter, I think Carter Twins. And I remember “Heart Like Memphis,” as being their big hit a few years back. I even remember “Let It Snow,” just because they sang it, I liked it, and I’ve seen them do it in a number of videos on YouTube. I also remember them as being very nice, down to earth kids, that I was fortunate enough to meet at a fund raising event in Nashville. And I have to admit, it is still hard for me to think of them as Kingston. I’m not sure why they changed their name. I remember it having something to do with them working on a project they didn’t want associated with any preexisting name, or something like that.
Kingston is just too common of a name. I ‘googled’ the name – hoping to find a homepage, or some kind of web site for the kids. I didn’t find anything on them, but I did find 276,000,000 results for the name “Kingston”. Pretty easy to get lost in that crowd. I do know you can follow Josh and Zach on Twitter @WeAreKingston. If they have a web site, I hope they will send me a “tweet” and let me know where it is. Or leave a comment here so we can all find it.
I really wish they hadn’t changed the name, but I didn’t get to vote. And that really isn’t what this article is all about. The whole point of this article today is to let you guys know that the kids have just signed a publishing deal with Parallel Music Publishing. I’ve always liked these two, and am glad to see things happening for them. Below is the press release about the signing.
Nashville’s Parallel Music Publishing is pleased to announce the addition of country duo Kingston to their publishing roster. Kingston (previously known as The Carter Twins) has written with some of the top writers in town and has been lucky enough to share the stage with acts such as Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean and Phil Vassar. The country duo was introduced to the Nashville music scene in 2009 with their debut EP The Carter Twins which featured the CMT award-nominated track “Heart Like Memphis.”
“Kingston has a long and success career ahead of them,” said Tim Hunze, managing partner, Parallel Music Publishing. “Everyone at Parallel is excited to help propel them to the next level.”
About Parallel Entertainment: Founded in 1991 by CEO J.P. Williams, Parallel Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based talent management and production company. Parallel develops, finances and produces a wide range of entertainment projects, including feature films; DVD premiere features; comedy and music albums; and television series and specials for network and cable. The filmed entertainment productions include several one-hour specials for Comedy Central and HBO; and several motion pictures, including Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie; Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again and Larry the Cable Guy: Heath Inspector, Delta Farce, Witless Protection for theatrical release.
There you have it – the latest news about Kingston. Hope the kids will let us know when they get a web site up and running; or if they have one, please tell us where it is! Looking for more good news from Josh and Zach soon. And I know their fans are, too!