Striking Matches Light Fuse On Album Launch

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Striking Matches, the guitar-slinging duo comprised of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis, will release debut album Nothing But The Silence on March 24. The band teamed up with legendary producer T Bone Burnett for the project, which will be released via I.R.S. Nashville.

Lead single “Hanging On a Lie,” goes for adds at country radio March 16.

Striking Matches are returning to this year’s C2C Festival in London at the O2 Arena on March 7 and 8, as well as a performance at the CMA Songwriters Series Show at Indigo2 on March 6.

The duo has penned eight songs that were featured on ABC’s Nashville, including “When the Right One Comes Along” and “Hanging On A Lie,” making them one of the most synced artists on the series. This helped attract an international fan base, which led to sold out shows at The Borderline in London last year.

“The fact that we are releasing our debut album in itself is a dream come true,” said Zimmermann. “I have to pinch myself every time I tell someone that one of our all-time biggest heroes, T Bone Burnett, produced our record. Just to be in the same room with him is an honor, let alone working in the studio with him.”

“We’ve waited all of our lives to get here…the beginning,” said Davis. “Working with T Bone, releasing our first record, and the freedom to play as musicians on our debut have all been attributes to this project that made all the work and waiting a very worthy price of admission.”

While in New York City last week to perform in front of a sold-out crowd at Joe’s Pub, Striking Matches stopped by People Magazine to perform “Hanging On a Lie.” See it on


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