Dustin Chapman and Ryleigh Madison, collectively known as “kindred.” are a unique uncle-niece musical duo from Whiteville, North Carolina. Characterized by their powerhouse vocals, emotive songwriting, and charming personalities, these two have captivated thousands of listeners around the Carolinas and beyond.
Old souls in young bodies, kindred. infuses elements of traditional and contemporary country, along with gospel music, which has allowed them to create an instant identity in the music industry. Recognized as the “Duo of the Year” and “Emerging New Artist of the Year” at the 2023 Carolina Country Music Awards, this duo has received national radio and television airtime, as they were both contestants on American Idol, and most recently spent four weeks at number one on the CDX Positive Country and Southern Gospel national radio charts with their 2022 single “Family Thing,” which also received coverage by CMT and several other national networks.
While these two singer/songwriters have both crafted an impressive resume on their own, obtaining several songwriting accolades and recognitions for their vocals from multiple organizations such as the Josie Music Awards, World Songwriting Awards, and the International Singer-Songwriters Association, it’s truly a family thing for this duo whose family harmonies, southern charm, and vulnerability have made them one of the fastest-rising acts in the independent country music scene.
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