“Missouri meets the U.K. in this male-female duo. Karli’s winsome soprano takes the lead with James’s soft harmony backing her flawlessly on this midtempo melodic breeze. Well produced and radio ready.” - Robert K. Oermann, MusicRow (“Everybody’s Looking for Love")
Cross Atlantic are powerhouse vocalist and songwriter Karli Chayne from Bolivar, MO and English musician-producer, James Sinclair-Stott of Huddersfield, UK. Although they grew up worlds apart, they bonded over common creative and rural upbringings after a chance meeting at Nashville's Crema coffee shop in 2015. When they started baring their souls to one another through songwriting, they uncovered an undeniable, forever creative partnership that successfully blended Sinclair-Stott’s British rock background with Chayne’s rich heritage as a seasoned performer from the Missourian Ozarks.
2019 was a breakout year for the budding duo and couple, both professionally and personally. The March release of their debut EP, ‘Beginnings’, featured the lead single, "Slow," a foot-stomping, spirit-raising track that was featured on Spotify's New Music Nashville playlist for four weeks. Apple Music featured the EP's opener "Call It A Night" on its Country Wide playlist for six months. They married on Sept. 24th at Middle Tennessee's The Estate at Cherokee Dock before an intimate crowd of friends and family. In November, CMT Next Up Now premiered the video for "Everybody's Looking for Love," a one-shot video that chronicles the story of their romantic and musical partnership, beginning with a loose depiction of their first meeting at Crema. In that same month, they released "Everyday's Like Christmas," an original by the multi-platinum, Grammy nominated '90s country band, Little Texas, adding to the duo's growing catalog of holiday songs, Christmas Tunes.
Featuring an irresistible, arena-ready groove, Cross Atlantic's latest single "Just a Word" continues the couple's musical dialogue as promising artists to watch who are fearless with any subject matter. On February 19th Billboard exclusively premiered the official music video that was directed by Jon Karr. The heartfelt video mixes personal wedding footage from their Sept. 24, 2019 nuptials with an acoustic performance from the couple. Watch “Just a Word” official music video: