Fraternal twins The Church Sisters—one of the most promising young acts in the traditional country, bluegrass, and Gospel realms—have officially signed with the Valory Music imprint of Big Machine Records. This is after the duo signed a development deal with Big Machine back in August of 2015.
“Within the next 12 months we’ll be working with them on our look and our sound, and going in the studio and making a demo album,” Savannah Church said to the Winston-Salem Journal in August 2015 when the development deal was signed. “That will get us up to the point of whether or not we’ll be doing a record deal with them.”
Apparently that decision has been made, and it’s in the affirmative.
“It is a dream come true getting signed to The Valory Music Co.,” says Sarah Church now. “We are thrilled to be working with Scott Borchetta and one of the best labels in Nashville. We will continue to pour our hearts and souls into the music we make with Julian Raymond, and we look forward to seeing where this journey takes us.”
At the moment where the journey is taking them is releasing a new video of the song “7 Years” by the Danish pop band Lukas Graham. It was a #1 in the United States and around the world. The Church Sisters give the song a decidedly country flavor, but the continued questions for many of the duo’s long-time fans is if they’ll go in a more pop direction, or attempt to stick with their more traditional sound, and just how much creative latitude Big Machine will bestow to them. Now that they’re officially a major label duo, that answer will probably be coming sooner than later.