Williamson Herald - Discovering Lucy Angel
" Arizona natives turned Franklin residents Kate, Lindsay and Emily Anderton, members of the group Lucy Angel, became the new darlings of the stage and screen Monday night at the Franklin Theater.
Supported by friends, family, studio executives and other members of the music industry, the sisters watched the premiere of the first original docu-series on AXS TV, Discovering Lucy Angel, and performed a mini-concert highlighting their first hit single, "Crazy, Too" and their self-named album.
The 13-week docu-series, which debuted on AXS TV Tuesday, follows the chaos, drama, music and interaction of the entire Anderton family's daily life, with Mom, Kate, Lindsay and Emily at the helm as they work to release their debut album and become stars.
"Crazy, Too," which debuted on SiriusXM's show The Highway in November, ranks in the Top 20 of the Top 40 SiriusXM Radio countdown, according to Storme Warren, event emcee and host of the Great American Country (GAC) entertainment news show Headline Country and host of the SiriusXM Radio's The Highway.
"They are the most dedicated, committed, talented trio I know," said Warren, who met the group shortly after they arrived in Franklin in 2010.
"We are so excited to be working with AXS TV," Kate said during Monday's red carpet ceremony before the premier.
The project was also exciting for Andrew Baird, co-executive producer and showrunner, who helped pitch it to AXS TV (formerly HDNet), and for JT Taylor, Emmy award-winning executive producer who produced The Osbournes, one of MTV's highest-rated reality shows. AXS TV specializes in entertainment news and lifestyle-oriented programming and live concerts.
"This is the first original docu-series for AXS TV," Baird said. "We shot a teaser about 14 months ago to pitch to the networks. AXS came back and said, 'We like it.' We were so excited to do this project with the family. We all fell in love with them - there is so much talent - the girls are incredible. Vocally they've got it, and Anthony Smith (Lindsay's husband) is an amazing songwriter."
The group took their name from the nose art of a World War II B-17 bomber.
"Mom is a military brat - her father fought in World War II - and she has a big interest in anything to do with veterans, the military and history," said Smith, also known as Smitty, an accomplished singer/songwriter.
The family chose the Franklin Theatre to debut their show because of the history it has developed with the venue.
"We've watched a lot of movies here, a lot of shots in the docu-series were shot here in downtown Franklin, and we could do both a show and watch an episode here," Kate said.
"And they have beer," Smith added.
Catch the next 12 episodes each Tuesday at 8 p.m. on AXS TV."
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