Positive energy

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Springs country rock duo spreads happiness through music

Story by Lindsay Dyess

Photograph Contributed

The South has proved to have an endless wealth of talented musicians. The Shelby County Arts Council has had the privilege to host many of these up-and-coming musicians over the years.

This month, we welcome Alabama natives The Springs to the Black Box Theater.

Comprised of Holly Helms and Stewart Halcomb, The Springs are an energetic country rock duo who describe their music as “a mix between Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town.”

Both Holly and Stewart have been involved in music since a young age. Originally from Enterprise, Holly started singing at talent shows and joined her first band when she was only 14. Stewart, from New Market, found his love of music when he began singing with the string band when he was in high school.

The couple met each other when they both moved to Nashville, and since then, they have been an unstoppable force of songwriting skills and creative energy.

Little did they know that their early musical beginnings would have such a tremendous effect on their futures. Over the years they have opened for many top recording artists such as Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line and Hunter Hayes, and in 2016, their EP “Dance with Me” charted No. 42 on the Country Billboard Charts.

It is no wonder that they have been such a successful team. Their positive outlook and energy radiates in their music.

“We always have the goal in mind of keeping our music positive for our fans and allowing country music listeners to have something a little different than they’ve heard before,” says Holly. Listening to tracks such as “Just Might” and “Dance with Me” bring back feelings of young love and make you want to take a spin on the dance floor.

Their captivating vocals blend perfectly with their country sound and make you want to sway. The Springs gather inspiration for their music from everything.

“Whether it’s something we see, a movie we watch or just a conversation we have with someone that can lead to the inspiration of a song,” says Holly. “Things that make us feel good is what we enjoy the most.”

“We are optimistic people and we love listening and writing happy music,” adds Stewart.

Not only are The Springs dedicated to their music, but also their fans who they affectionately call “frans.”

Not only do they want to share their musical journey with people but get to know them on a personal level as well.

“We hope our fans realize love is real and that we have found it,” says Stewart. “We want them to walk away from a show happy and forget about the tough things they might be going through.”

Join us at the Shelby County Arts Council on Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. to get to know The Springs.

Tickets are $20 and include a pre-show beverage reception. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets for this show and to check out upcoming Black Box Theater events, visit Shelbycountyartscouncil.com or call 669-0044. If you would like to know more about The Springs visit Thespringsband.com or follow them on social media.