This American duo features guitarists/songwriters Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis who combined their talents and began honing their songwriting and performance skills in 2007. On a trip to Nashville, the music supervisor for the television series Nashville heard them and used their songs on the hit show. Their debut album, Nothing but the Silence, hit No. 25 on the Top Country Album chart and reached No. 1 on UK Country iTunes. Their music has been described as the “sweet spot at the intersection of country, rock and blues”. Regarded as a “countrified Civil Wars/Black Keys mix", Striking Matches employ tight vocal harmonies in their guitar-driven music.