Remarkable friendship and a common link built on a solid foundation of pure musical talent. The Heartley's musical influences are united by respect for the traditional country song and a love of new country; Australian and American style. It's the Nashville sound that resonates loudly, songs with undeniable universal resonance, drawn from personal experience. What emerges is a maturity and complexity that fuses the sound, the Heartley's combined musicality is a sheer joy to experience. An experience soon to be shared beyond the south of New Zealand. The self titled debut country album was produced by Australian country music producer roger corbett. Debutants to songwriting, the girls have been flexing their co-writing muscle, working on developing a core the Heartley's sound, one that will share the experience and tell the Heartley's story so far.