We spent the day with up-and-coming country duo The Young Fables exploring a few of their favorite places in Tennessee before their homecoming concert in Maryville. As partners in both music and life, adorable couple Wes and Laurel are known for writing songs based on their own love story. The two got together when Wes filled in last minute for Laurel’s lead guitarist at a show, and they have been making music together ever since. Along with winning the Nashville finals of Nash FM’s Nash Next competition, the pair have become regulars on “America’s Morning Show.” After releasing their debut album, they are now touring Tennessee points of interest and performing for in-the-know country music aficionados. With such a strong following so far, we’re sure much more is to come for The Young Fables.
First on the agenda was a radio interview with 107.7 WIVK-FM in Knoxville, Tennessee. Wes and Laurel discussed how excited they were to play a show in their hometown and share their love for Maryville in partnership with Tennessee Tourism. In addition, they performed their original song “Two,” a sweet, bubbly song about finding your perfect match, from their debut album.
Once Laurel and Wes finished their interview in Knoxville, we hit the road on the Foothills Parkway to see the town where they grew up — Maryville. When people think Tennessee, they often think of the hustle and bustle of Nashville or Memphis, but Maryville is a hidden gem nestled in the Smoky Mountains that makes an unforgettable addition to any Tennessee adventure. With endless nature to explore, tons of heart and, of course, the best live music, East Tennessee is a definite can’t-miss destination. On the first stop of our journey to Maryville, Wes and Laurel serenaded us with an impromptu song overlooking the Smokies: “Been around the world, but I’m sure this is the top, and if you’re in a pinch, it’s a pretty good make-out spot.”