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cross atlantic Backstage Nashville discovery songwriter

Meeting other songwriters in small Nashville coffee shops is not unusual, but a Missouri native finding herself in line behind an Englishman trying desperately to order a cup of tea, is not your everyday scene. When it turned out that both were aspiring musicians, it seemed only natural that they should arrange to sit down and write some songs together.


The girl in question, Karli Chayne, caught the ear of a well-known Nashville star which had led her to make the move to Music City.  Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, in a London pub, a spur of the moment conversation led James Sinclair Stott to fulfill a lifelong dream and he packed his bag for Nashville.


After a chance meeting, James and Karli would discover that they had a sound that is both fresh and exciting. Mixing his somewhat eclectic upbringing on a diet of classic English rock and film soundtracks and Karli's country roots created a sound like no other which is sure to catch the ear of music lovers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Karli and JAmes released their debut single and music video for “Mercy” with an exclusive premiere on CMT Music.  The video debuted at No. 1 on CMT Music 12 Pack Countdown and remained in the Top 10 for ten weeks.

Listen to Karli and James:

  • "Don't You Wanna Stay" - Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson

  • "Over" - Blake Shelton

  • "If I Didn't Have You" - Thompson Square

  • "I Got You" - Thompson Square

  • "Love Who You Love" - Rascal Flatts

  • "Sunny and 75" - Joe Nichols

  • "Who I Am When I'm With You" - Chris Young

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