The husband-and-wife writing and singing team of Josh and Nicole Johnson constitute the Nashville-based country-folk-rock duo Elenowen (named after Josh’s mom and Nicole’s father and pronounced “ellen-owen”). The few met and dropped in like in senior high school, marrying during Josh’s freshman yr at Nashville’s Belmont University or college. Both pursued independent performing and music professions until 2009, if they became a member of causes after hearing Robert Flower and Alison Krauss’ Bringing up Sand album. Recognizing a eyesight that was somewhere within nation, folk, and pop, the duo released a debut recording, Pulling Back again the Veil, a yr later this year 2010. Selected to seem as contestants on the tv screen show The Tone of voice, Josh and Nicole had been mentored by nation vocalist Blake Shelton and found hordes of followers from their looks on the display, even though these were ultimately slice — by Shelton as judge, believe it or not. Hardly ever really a country take action in the stringent feeling, Elenowen honed their haunting folk-rock audio, and composing both separately and collectively, released the self-titled EP Elenowen on Dualtone Information in 2012.