IS THE SOUND OF TWO HEARTS BEATING IN TIME.
producer Brain Ahern hears it. So do Michael's celebrated
sound as if they were born to sing together.
10 years elapsed before they found each other again.
recalls "The feedback that I kept getting while I was in L.A. for those
five years was,
She arrived in 1993. One of the first things she did was to hook up with the other Colorado transplants active on the Music City scene. They took her to a Michael Woody show.
says, "I came to Nashville in the fall of 1985. And, bingo, my first
song I had cut went to #1 (1988's "He's Back and I'm Blue"). I used to
play clubs a lot.
Woody's songs have been recorded by The Desert Rose Band, Steve Earle,
Barbara Mandrell, Clay Walker, David Lee Murphy and other country stars.
But like many Nashville songwriters, he is as vocally gifted as the artists
he writes for.
developed a friendship right away," she recalls. "I thought, 'This
is a great guy. I want a friend like him.' It wasn't until after we got
engaged that he said,'Did you know that I took you to lunch 10 years ago?'
And I didn't remember. But I can tell you exactly
The original plan was for them to develop as independent artists. But inevitably, she began harmonizing with him and he with her. Dyann heard something special whenever that happened. She took a duet tape to Brian Ahern (producer of Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Rodney Crowell, Anne Murray), who became the first of the believers in The Woodys.
had been seeking a male/female Everly-style duo for the '90's.
music will make you a believer, too. Put it on,
-adapted from the notes of Robert K. Oermann
In 1998, their debut album shot up to #1 on the Gavin Americana Chart and they received worldwide critical acclaim. The Woodys went on to win Country Music Vocal Duo at the International Music City News Awards and the album was one of the top 5 picks by TNN's country.com in the US.
In 2000, The Woodys were one of the artists on The Gram Parsons Notebook Project: The Last Whippoorwill. The Woodys performance was singled out by Entertainment Weekly saying, "they create some gorgeous moments like the Woodys' soulful take on 'A Song For You.' The album reached #3 on the Gavin Americana Charts in the US.
For the next couple of years, Dyann & Michael wrote and recorded their sophomore album, "Teardrops & Diamonds." In the summer of 2004, Scena Records/Sony RED releases this 'Country Classic'. It has already received stellar reviews, is being played on Americana Radio and charted in the top 30.
Another record release by Scena/Madacy was in August of 2004. The Woodys have two beautiful songs on a Compilation Bluegrass/Gospel Record with Ricky Skaggs and other bluegrass artists. Michael's incredibly poignant, "Circle Of Angels" and Steve Earle's "Nothing But A Child" are the featured songs.
The Woodys released an acoustic/bluegrass album in September of 2005 on Evertte Family Records/Madacy Entertainment. "Telluride To Tennessee" is one of the TOP 20 albums on the R&R Americana Music Charts. The record was described by Music Row Magazine as 'ONE SPECTACTULARLY GORGEOUS RECORD' and features Chris Hillman, Herb Pederson, Gretchen Peters, Pat Flynn, Al Perkins, Ronnie McCoury and Tammy Rogers.
© 2001 THE WOODYS