American Young is the country singer/songwriter duo of Kristy Osmunson and Jon Stone, both of whom had some success as Nashville songwriters before joining forces in 2013.
Osmunson, a fiddle player, had been a member of the group Bomshel
and had her songs recorded by Jory + Rory
, among others, while Stone was an in-demand producer who had written songs recorded by Rascal Flatts
, Kenny Chesney
, Blake Shelton
, and others. Initially the pair were looking to write some songs together, but their chemistry when they sang made it obvious they had to give the performing end a try. Their debut self-titled EP appeared in 2014 from Curb Records
, led by the singles "Love Is War" and "Wasn't Gonna Drink Tonight." ~ Steve Leggett