The sisters of Mersi Stone believe that “you can’t fight what feels right.”
The moment Kori Jean and Kels began to sing together as children, they both knew they had something special. Blending Country Pop, Rock, and Folk music, this duo not only creates magic on stage, but is forging a new path with their unique family harmony.
Mersi Stone began performing together at a professional level over 7 years ago in Austin, Texas, however, music was in both of their lives long before that. Kori Jean and Kels began playing the piano and singing at 8 years of age, and used their local community and church events to begin performing in front of crowds and learning what it was like to entertain and have fun doing it. Kori Jean and Kels also had opportunities to perform in Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma with a traveling youth performing group and made the best of the experience to continue learning about music and performance in their early teens.
Through their performance opportunities at such a young age, the duo immediately recognized that music was something they wanted to pursue at a higher level. To hone their craft, Mersi Stone worked tirelessly around their home town of Austin Texas and spanned out doing shows across the state of Texas. The duo also started writing their own music, which has been a huge part of their career. While performing throughout Austin, the duo was able to open for thousands across the state and open for acts such as Little Texas and Kenny Loggins, as well as perform in all of Austin’s hottest venues and festivals.
During their first trip to Nashville in 2009, they had the opportunity to attend Chris Young’s first CD release party at Sony and were personally invited back stage at the Grand Ole Opry by general manager Pete Fisher. During this trip, they also had countless meetings up and down Music Row and learned what it really was going to take to make it in the country music scene. After many trips back and forth between Austin and Nashville, Mersi Stone decided that if they truly wanted to make country music a career, they would have to move to Nashville Tennessee and go “all in” on their music career. Moving to Nashville in 2011, Mersi Stone has since spent time writing, recording and performing. The duo has had the honor of performing in venues such as the Bridgestone Arena, the famous Bluebird Cafe, 3rd and Lindsley, as well as many more. The duo also placed in the top 10 of the American Country Star competition. Shortly after American Country Star, the duo was also honored to be in the top 21 of 12th and Porters Music City Breakthrough competition. Mersi stone has also performed during Nashville’s Country Radio Seminar (CRS) as well as the famous CMA Music Festival.
It has been a long road with many challenges, but Kori Jean and Kels know that good things take time and that perseverance is the key to success. Kori Jean and Kels believe now is the time in country music for strong and powerful women to take front and center, and hope to one day be honored amongst the ranks of Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and so many more. Poised to make a big splash in the Country Music scene this year, Mersi Stone will release their self written single “Start a War” May 15th, 2015. Soon to follow on June 10th, of 2015, Mersi Stone will release their Album “Who I Am” containing all new original songs written by Kori Jean and Kels. Stay tuned for more exciting things to come. In the words of Kori Jean and Kels “We are excited for this journey and can’t wait to take you on this wild ride with us.”