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Lovell Sisters call it quits as a trio

Thursday, December 17, 2009 – The Lovell Sisters are calling it quits as a trio, but two of them are soldiering on.

In an announcement posted on their web site, the trio said,"5 years ago The Lovell Sisters played their first gig at the Signal Mountain Opry ....36 states, 9 countries, and hundreds of concerts later,.... The Lovell Sisters are saying Farewell. The past 5 years of our lives have been absolutely amazing! From MerleFest to Bonnaroo, from across the U.S. to across Europe, from our hometown of Calhoun to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN, unforgettable experience after unforgettable experience ....And we have no one but you, our dedicated friends and listeners, to thank for all our wonderful memories."

The statement said Jessica will be attending college this spring, while also getting engaged to her long-time boyfriend, Tyler Kiley."

Megan and Rebecca will continue on making music together.

Three farewell concerts remain: Dec. 26 for two shows at Eddie's Attic in Atlanta and Jan. 16 at Harris Arts Center in Calhoun, Ga.

The first show by Megan and Rebecca will be Feb. 20 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., followed by shows Feb. 21 in Miami, Feb. 27 in Orlando, March 1 in Tallahassee, Fla. and March 2 in Mobile, Ala. All shows are opening for Brandi Carlile.

The statement closed, "We want to send out our eternal love and thanks to the countless friends that we've made along our journey; without your help and without your support, we would never have been able to even begin to make our dreams a reality. Thank you!"

In the band, Jessica was on fiddle, Megan played Dobro and Rebecca was on guitar and mandolin The Lovell Sisters released 3 albums - "When Forever Rolls Around" in 2005, "Live at the Philadelphia Folk Festival" in 2008 and "Time to Grow" earlier this year.

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