Up-and-coming country six-piece King Calaway have a unique origin story among country groups. Still, the bandmates are excited to use their distinct history to bring a fresh perspective to their music.

King Calaway began in early 2018, when industry executive Zach Katz teamed with producer Robert Deaton to form a country group "that’s old school meets new school," according to Billboard. With the help of other music industry insiders, Katz and Deaton began to search the world for the members of the new project, which Deaton describes as "the Eagles meets One Direction."

Many pop boy band groups have focused on vocal harmony; in this case, however, it was important to King Calaway's founders that musicianship remain front and center. For example, the group's guitarist, Caleb Miller -- who, at age 18, is its youngest member -- became a professional studio player at just 13 years old. The resulting group is a collection of musicians who have honed their separate instrumental crafts and musical backgrounds, and blend their diverse paths together into a unique, country-focused sound.

King Calaway have already shared "World for Two," the first taste of a five-song EP that they released in January of 2019. Read on to get to know the country group that is determined to put the "band" back in "boy band."

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