The Next Big Thing? Meet The DeLearys

by Dave Carew

Last month I presented my seminar “5 Secrets for Getting Publicity” to singer-songwriters at Indie Connect in Nashville.  Two of the participants in my seminar were The Delearys, a fantastic, up-and-coming duo comprised of two sisters who later sang their touching song “Voiceless” for us. (Their mother—who billed herself as their “mom-ager”—also participated.)

This, for me, was one of those classic Nashville moments.  Where else would you present a seminar, then have two of the member of your audience get up and sing a song that knocks everyone dead?  It had a wonderful, affirming spirit about it. Like: thank you for sharing your publicity information, now we’ll return the favor by sharing an amazing song.

Raised in North Carolina, The DeLearys—Lauren and Brooke— have been writing in Nashville with hit songwriters like Kirsti Manna, who penned Blake Shelton’s smash hit “Austin.” The DeLearys also are performing at Nashville venues. Already with the four-song EP I’m Out to their credit, they now are working on their first full-length album with producer/engineer Bill Warner.

I’m not going out on a limb to say this: These girls are immensely talented, have that “X Factor” that separates potential stars from also-rans, and have the dedication and work ethic to make their dreams of musical stardom come true. Over the years, I’ve had several friends tell me “I saw So-and-So before he was famous.”  I feel I now can say that about The DeLearys.

To get a “virtual personal introduction” to The DeLearys and their music visit

David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter.” He also is a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising/marketing/public relations writer.


Do you want to help homeless people in Nashville learn culinary arts and other employment skills that provide a specific, effective path off the streets? Please visit  Please also consider coming to ParkLife, the benefit concert for Lambscroft, to be held in Sevier Park in 12South on Saturday, August 18. Thank you.


Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

Dave Carew





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