Longtime friends Sarah Davidson, best known by some as a cast member on the short-lived TNT reality show Private Lives of Nashville Wives, Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of four-time Super Bowl champion Terry Bradshaw and widow of late Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas, and ace songwriter Ty Graham round out this musical family.
Together, the group matches their magazine-cover good looks with an equally chic and sultry sound that combines the timeless pop sensibilities of influences like Fleetwood Mac with Holly Williams' emotional urgency and the Dixie Chicks' powerhouse vocal prowess.
Your exhaust smells horrible, just wanted to let you know,’ ’’ Connor Fraley, 20, recalled telling Bironas.
“He looked over at me and said, ‘I’m going to kill everybody in your [expletive] vehicle.’ It was so random, so bizarre, I was like, ‘What?
At first impression, you'd never know how tough the year before has been on the trio, which formed a mere nine months ago.
In September 2014, Bradshaw's husband was killed in a single-car crash.
Earlier that year, Davidson and her husband, top Music Row hit-writer Dallas Davidson, went through a public divorce, with much of the baggage airing on her reality show.
With a good-natured grin, Graham explains the healing power of music in their lives.
"Music has been the medicine that's helped us get through our own individual struggles," he says. Music is healing, letting people forget about their lives for three or four minutes at a time." Building the band's namesake around fictional characters — sultry, badass Stella and heartthrob James — plays a key role in developing the group's unique style and stirring, theatrically bent lyrics.