“Our music will tell you more about us than we ever will!”
Ted Turner once said “Music has a great power for bringing people together.” For country duo J&J Holler‘s members that it is exactly what connected them instantly and built their long-standing friendship.
Josh Addair and Joseph Ayers' love for music began long before they ever knew each other. Josh Addair spent several years as a country music solo artist recording and playing venues on the East Coast. Joseph Ayers spent years in the Christian rock circuit heading up several bands and traveling as well. It wasn’t until August 2016 that the two met when Josh and his family relocated to East Tennessee. The two spent a couple of years leading worship together, building their friendship, and swapping old road stories. However, it wasn’t until 2018 that Joseph approached Josh about a country music project.
“We were just hanging out one day and Joe looks at me and says, "We should put together a country music duo and call it J&J Holler." I looked at him in that moment and said, "You'd better not be kidding! And that’s kind of how the idea formed,” Josh said.
They began working immediately. Both had written and recorded for years prior but not until now have they ever collaborated their talents and ideas. J&J Holler is currently spending concentrated hours in writing sessions working on material and plan on going into the studio this winter.
“Ultimately, if you want to be a successful country music artist, you have to be a good storyteller. Country music is real, raw, and true, which is one of the reasons I love it so much. We’re spending a lot of time putting our focus on songs that fit all of these categories. Being honest with yourself when writing country music is key and I think we’re pulling that out of one another. It’s the most exciting yet the most scary thing all at the same time,” Josh said.
J&J Holler plans on releasing an original project in early spring and taking to the stage for live concerts in 2020. "We can’t wait to see what this journey has in store," shared Josh and Joseph.