A dynamic pair of impressive songwriters and vocalists who share roles as frontwomen, Maybe April’s chemistry was an instant success. The first song they co-wrote together landed them a songwriting showcase during GRAMMY week in Los Angeles, where they shared the stage with Jimmy Webb, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Joy Williams, John Reznik, Gavin DeGraw, and Valerie Simpson. Soon they were opening for artists such as Brandy Clark and Sarah Jarosz and began receiving critical attention when CMT named them one of 2018's "Rising Acts," calling their harmonies "as alluring as their lyrics." Wide Open Country would go on to say that after hearing those harmonies “you might think the singers had grown up together.”
But the Maybe April singer/songwriters Alaina Stacey and Katy DuBois (Bishop) had very different backgrounds. Stacey comes from a Chicago family and DuBois grew up in Arkansas. It was during a songwriting camp in Nashville that they formed country/Americana group Maybe April, originally as a trio, and began writing songs, performing, and touring extensively. The band went through some restructuring as they prepped for the release of their now critically acclaimed debut full-length, The Other Side, but DuBois and Stacey remained at the center of the group. Alongside an exclusive interview ahead of Maybe April’s first CMA Fest appearance, Billboard Magazine premiered the album’s title track, which paints a vivid picture of what it's like to be a hopeful indie musician — 14 hour drives, sleeping on couches, spending time away from loved ones, working multiple jobs — and the strength it takes to pursue a passion without getting discouraged.