The husband and wife duo that is Shovels & Rope are Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst who combined their solo careers in 2012. Their first album together Shovels & Ropes in 2008, was a co-bill under their individual names as they continued to perform and record music for their individual solo careers until 2012 when they became committed to their now joint venture, releasing a new album under the moniker Shovels & Rope entitled O’ Be Joyful which reached #123 on the Billboard 200. The third album titled Swimmin’ Time was released and debuted at #20 on the Billboard 200. They were named emerging artist of the year and song of the year for their song “Birmingham” in 2013 at the Americana Music Honors & Awards it is the only song that has been put to video also. When the duo tours fans can look forward to them performing a mix of songs from their individual careers and their combined venture. The duo blends traditional folk, rock ‘n’ roll, country rock and punk rock to put on a powerful show full of fun while fusing these sounds to create a dynamic show that will have you singing and tapping your food to the feel good songs that Trent and Hearst are putting out. They have one hit single to date entitled, The Devil is All Around. These rising stars are currently building their fan base by touring and word of mouth so be the first of your friends to come out and enjoy Shovels & Rope you will not be sorry you gave them a chance, their name is growing in popularity all across the U.S.