New Country Duo Haley & Michaels Release Debut Single
New country duo Haley & Michaels, made up of Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels, have released their debut single, 'Just Another Love Song,' from their upcoming album.
“We got in the room to write for the very first time with Richie McDonald, and we started talking about love songs and what happens to those songs after you break up. Of course Richie was part of one of country music’s greatest chart-topping singles of all time, ‘Amazed,’ so he had a good grasp on the concept,” Michaels says. “We wondered, what do you do when you break up with someone and that song becomes ‘just another love song’?”
“So we took that question and decided to write about it," Haley adds. "We all thought it would be cool to integrate a famous love song and all of us, including Richie, were searching the internet for the right love song to fit. When it finally hit us that we were in the room with the person who sang one of our favorite love songs of all time, we laughed and realized it had already been decided. I don’t want to give it all away, so I hope everyone will go and listen to find out how we took a famous love song and added it into to our break up song.”
Kellie Pickler's husband, Kyle Jacobs, and Matt McClure produced the song for the pair, who grew up close to one another in northern California, but didn't meet until they were both living in Music City.
"The first time we ever performed together was at the Roxy Theater in LA, and it felt like we had been singing together our whole lives,” Haley recalls. “Ryan’s powerful energy on stage was so contagious, and I had never had so much fun performing before.”
Haley & Michaels will release their debut album later this year. Download 'Just Another Love Song' here.