The Darlins CMA Interview with NMG

We recently spoke with Sherryl Craig from NMG sharing some career highlights and gave a sneak peak on some things coming up.

It will be in print in the CMA edition of Nashville Music Guide.

Click here for our interview!



The Darlins News: instrument endorsement

Great news! We just signed an agreement with Breedlove Guitars and are beyond excited. Breedlove makes exceptional instruments and we are honored that they have chosen to endorse us!

We will be playing them at our upcoming show at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville on April 26th at 6:30pm. Come on out and see us!

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Playing RAW Nashville Feb. 27th at Cannery Ballroom

We recently became members of an incredible organization called RAW Artists that celebrates, recognizes, and helps get local performing and visual artists into the public eye! It’s worldwide and created by artists for artists.

Our first showcase, The Awakening, will be quite a social event featuring several other musicians, painters, fashion designers, makeup artists, and some of their work. Come and help a great cause! All proceeds go to the RAW Artist

For tickets, please buy them from our link at


Vote for us to star in the next Safe Auto commercial!

We made it to the finals! Voting goes until Feb. 28th so vote often and share! Your support means so much to us. Thank you all! Vote for us HERE

What an incredible year!

Jude and I are so thankful for the wonderful year we had! Looking back, we accomplished so many dreams and are constantly pinching ourselves because of the opportunities we were blessed with this year. We played some of the biggest shows of our careers, began relationships with several hit songwriters and are actively working with them now. From our first show of 2013 which was at Mercy Lounge and being honored as the SESAC band of the month of January to opening for Montgomery Gentry and performing benefits for our late friend, Wayne Mills, it truly was a roller coaster of a year. We are so saddened by the loss of Wayne, but seeing the music community come together to support his family and honor his memory was beautiful. I’m so glad we could play the benefits we did for them.

2013 brought some of our best songs and we are so grateful for the many friends we’ve made this year. We can’t wait for 2014 and so many fans have been telling us that it will be the year of The Darlins! We are determined and ready for the future. Our first show of the new year will be at Winter NAMM in Anaheim, California, which I have always wanted to attend. It will be great to fly to LA and spend some time meeting folks at the SESAC and BMI offices there. We are also scheduled to do a radio interview on one of the major FM country stations. 

We wish everyone a very safe and happy New Year and we thank you for your friendship and support. Stay tuned for more news and be sure to continue to follow us on Twitter and Facebook! For pics, check out our InstagramImage🙂 



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Wayne Mills’ tragic passing

Words can’t accurately describe how shocked we are that our friend, Wayne Mills, was taken from us. He was murdered by a man he called a friend, Chris Farrell, in a bar in downtown Nashville that Chris owned. And it was over a cigarette. A fight over smoking in a non-smoking area cost our friend, a brother, a son, a father, a husband, and a fellow country artist, his life.

I first met Wayne at a honky tonk in Nashville that Jude and I were playing. Before we were even called The Darlins, we shared our songs on the stage with Wayne and many friends. He was one of the original Alabama Line artists, a showcase that comprised of Wayne, his buddy Jamey Johnson, Taylor Hicks, and more. Jude and I were honored to be asked to take part in the new Alabama Line showcase a few years ago when they brought it to Nashville. I remember playing shows with Wayne and eighties rocker Tommy Tutone in an empty club saying, “OMG. I know I’ll always remember these nights.” Looking back now, I’m glad those memories are still so vivid. Wayne asked us to play a show with him and Andy Griggs in Gadsden, Alabama for a festival one summer and Jude and I still remember just laughing and having the time of our lives. Shortly after, we asked Wayne to join us in our round at The Bluebird Cafe with our friends, Kostas and Dillon Dixon. It was one of our first rounds together as The Darlins and Wayne played his great songs perfectly and shined like the star he was.

My favorite memory of Wayne is being backstage at a Western Kentucky University show and watching him open for Jamey Johnson. His little boy, Jack, had his own guitar and played right beside his daddy and the crowd roared. It was beautiful and truly a vision I’ll always see when I think of Wayne.
We were blessed to know him.

Our prayers will continue to be with his friends and family. We also pray that justice is served. It is truly a tragedy.

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The Darlins + Montgomery Gentry

We cannot begin to tell you guys how incredible the last couple of weeks have been! Winning the Hourly Gig Competition sponsored by Snagajob is the best thing to happen to The Darlins. Not only did we open for one our all time favorite bands in music, Montgomery Gentry, but we made many wonderful friends and gained tons of new fans!

The trip started off with a bang…Vince Gill was on our flight along with Kings of Leon, who actually photo bombed us while taking a selfie!! When we arrived in Richmond we were greeted by a driver who drove us to our hotel in a fancy bus. The Snagajob team hooked us up like Royalty. Jude and I kept pinching ourselves.

The show at the Innsbrook was absolutely the greatest show we’ve played to date! Eddie and Troy were amazing and we enjoyed their concert afterwards.

We can’t thank Snagajob and all of our fans enough! Big things on the horizon for The Darlins. The day we got back, I had a message in my inbox that we were finalists out of hundreds in another huge battle of the bands competition! We will play The Fillin Station in Kingston Springs on Wed, Oct. 2nd at 6pm to battle it out. Audience votes count, so please come out if you can. Whether we win or not, it doesn’t matter. We love what we do and will continue to rock and have fun.

Love to everyone and stay tuned!!


Photos by Anjie Kay Henley