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Sunday, 3 May, 2009 2:02 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Bomshel is ready to rock at Detroit's Downtown Hoedown

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Kristy Osmonson and Kelley Shepard of Bomshel.

by Jason Rzucidlo
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DETROIT -- Bomshel is a country music duo made up of violinist Kristy Osmonson and vocalist Kelley Shepard. After Buffy “Buf” Lawson left the duo in 2007, Shepard stepped in as her replacement.

“It’s really not that different,” said Shepard. “I like it better because we go to so many crazy things and meet so many crazy people. A lot of people when I stopped being a solo artist moved to a duo, they’re like, ‘you’re gonna lose so much.’ And I really haven’t. For me, I just wanted to sing. Now I get to do it with my best friend and not by myself.”

Their single “Bomshel Stomp” was very popular across the state of Michigan.

“Cause it’s awesome, that’s why,” Shepard said.

“People like to line dance,” Osmonson agreed. “We’re still trying to learn the dance.”

Bomshel’s new single is “Fight Like a Girl,” a song that was just released to radio.

“It’s about a really good friend of ours, Jenny,” said Osmonson. “She was going through breast cancer and she had a little girl and was diagnosed. She inspired us. She’s from my hometown, she’s a great friend. She just lived everyday to the fullest. She took a really bad situation and kind of made this mission statement to fight it. She didn’t just sit around and go, ‘why me?’ She’s like ‘you know what, I get to go to chemo everyday.’ I was inspired by her, she was incredible.”

“We really wanted to take a negative saying and turn it into something positive,” Shepard said. “For Jenny but for all girls. I think women are so amazing and stay so helpful through some of the most trying things. We love ‘Fight Like a Girl’, it’s the best song to really encompass everything Bomshel stands for.”

The duo recently completed filming of the music video for “Fight Like a Girl”.

“We did, it’s almost done,” Shepard said. “Kristy and I are so different but it’s good. She’s like the ying to my yang. She can be in the studio for 16 hours. I’d rather eat glass. I love to do live shows and videos. It was the best day of my life. My wedding day won’t compete with that.”

“So much fun, it was really stressful for me,” Osmonson said. “I was scared to death. She looked so good. Kelly trotted through it and I tried to follow.”

Bomshel released a 3-song digital EP on iTunes.

“We sold 2,000 copies in one week,” Shepard said.

The duo will perform at the Downtown Hoedown on Saturday afternoon.

“One of the best I’ve ever played,” said Osmonson of the free country festival. “Michigan is my absolute favorite place to play. Our band is banging right now. We got a big ole surprise for you all.”

“It was actually my first live show that I’ve ever played,” Shepard said. “It was really funny cause Bomshel was there the day before I was. I’m excited to be back with Kristy. I think it’s gonna make it 10 times better. We’re excited!”

Many artists who play at the Hoedown perform when they are starting out and end up being very famous such as Garth Brooks and Toby Keith.

“We love Michigan, we can’t wait to see you,” Osmonson added.

For more information, visit www.bomshel.com, myspace.com/bomshel or twitter.com/bomshel.

Look for Bomshel to perform at the Hoedown on Saturday, May 16th at 3:25 p.m.

 

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Bomshel signs autographs for fans at the 1st Annual Flint Country Music Festival.

 

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Bomshel performs in Flint on April 24, 2009.

 

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