Grand Ole Opry Debut June 28th
Tenn. (May 22, 2014)- Nashville based singer-songwriters Ben and Emily
Roberts, better known as the duo Carolina Story, are pleased to announce
the release of Chapter Two on June 24, 2014. The name Carolina
Story was inspired by a promise they made to each other in North
Carolina that they would commit themselves as a couple to making music
together, blending a matrimonial partnership with their creative
partnership, and living that journey through music made together for
others and performed for them on the road. Chapter Two continues their narrative after last year’s Chapter One
(#6 iTunes singer/songwriter chart; Top 10 Americana radio chart)
release. This second original 6-song EP marks not only a cycle of growth
in the duo’s writing and performing but also some changes in the
storyline of their “Carolina Story” as husband and wife.
Story recently announced to their fans they are starting a new chapter
in their own lives with the addition of a new “band member.” Ben and
Emily are expecting their first child this fall and they will be sharing
their wondrous journey to parenthood while balancing a troubadour life
with their followers. Daily Parent (
will publish this ongoing web series beginning on June 17th and into
2015, covering varying topics including pregnancy and parenting issues,
the birth and early moments in the new family’s life.
Ben Roberts says, “We’re so excited for people to hear these songs on Chapter Two.
The timing of new music releasing that has been our baby for so long
coupled with the inexhaustible thrill of our first child being born in
the same year has us feeling so thankful and looking forward to turning
the page into a new season as a band and our lives as new parents.” 
Story has even more good news to celebrate. All “three” of them will
step into the inner circle of the Opry stage for their debut performance
at the Grand Ole Opry on June 28th. Ben and Emily will wear Manuel
Couture designed clothes for the special night. Manuel has been
described as the “Rhinestone Rembrandt,” his iconic style has helped
mold the image of country and rock legends like Elvis, Bob Dylan, Hank
Williams and Johnny Cash. Manuel was so taken with the duo and how they
reminded him of a young Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons that he invited
them to play his April 24th 81st birthday party and his May 17th wedding
21st century troubadours tell stories full of realism with melody and
harmony that have an effortless way of resonating with all who listen.
Songs like “Crash & Burn” and “I Won’t Let You Down” seamlessly
cross the boundaries between Americana and country music and reflect a
more mainstream release than most acoustic efforts. “When I Was Just A
Boy” will be the subject of music video captured over the course of
Emily’s pregnancy and the music video will debut as part of the series
Chapter Two
was produced by GRAMMY award-winning producer Blake Chancey (Dixie
Chicks, Waylon Jennings, Mary Chapin Carpenter) and recorded at
Disgraceland, surrounded by Nashville-based folk and country all-stars
Chad Cromwell (Neil Young, Mark Knopfler) on drums, bass player Michael
Rhodes (Steve Winwood, Rodney Crowell), award-winning artist/songwriter
Darrell Scott on mandolin/acoustic guitar/bouzouki, Billy Panda on
guitar (Garth Brooks, Kim Carnes) and steel player Dan Dugmore (Linda
Ronstadt, James Taylor).

the past five years, Carolina Story has played in excess of 650 shows
across 43 states. The pair will continue touring this spring to support
the release of Chapter Two, beginning with their Opry debut.

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