Just two days after our exclusive interview with pop/acoustic/a-little-bit-country/folk duo, JillandKate, hit the web, Jill Pickering and Kate Rapier took to their blog to make a surprising announcement to their fans. The duo, best known for lending their vocals as background for singing sensation, Kelly Clarkson, have decided to part professional ways with Kelly to pursue their own career in music.
In pertinent part, JillandKate wrote: “We have decided that it is time for us to work full-time on JillandKate music, though we will miss not touring with our KC family terribly. There is so much good stuff happening in j&k world, and we want to commit 100% of our time to developing our music and getting to know more fans like you!” To read their entire announcement, visit JillandKate’s blog by clicking here.
If you read our interview, you know that JillandKate recently released their newest album, “Heart of Stone,” which has received a great response from fans. With the big news that this backup singing duo has decided to hit the stage on their own, we think it is the perfect time for you to purchase “Heart of Stone” from iTunes and pre-game for the big tour announcements that are soon to follow today’s letter.
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We wish JillandKate the best of luck as they embark on this exciting new adventure! Stay tuned to Keepin’ It Country for the latest and greatest on this Nashville-based duo!