Music was central to the Morris sisters as they grew up amid the flat farmlands of Cleveland, Mississippi. Natalia (principal songwriter, guitarist, lead vocalist), Christina (drums) and Hannah (bass) are true children of the Delta, and they were initially inspired by the Blues artists they heard playing in area venues during their childhood. They formed a group and began rehearsing in between school and various sporting interests. By ages 9, 10 and 12 respectively, they were being booked to appear at nearby Blues festivals. They also listened to and learned from other genres, especially harmony-oriented groups such as Little Big Town, Alabama, Pistol Annies, The Eagles and Fleetwood Mac. Their musical influences are varied, but Southern Halo has a distinctive sound all their own. Bright, energetic and polished, this is a trio to watch.
The siblings began winning talent contests in their early teens: in 2014, they set the record as the youngest artists ever to compete in the Texaco Country Showdown. They’ve gone on to open for Brantley Gilbert, Maren Morris, Billy Currington, Jerrod Niemann, Easton Corbin, Love and Theft, Randy Houser, Eric Paslay, Tyler Farr and Old Dominion.
Southern Halo has performed at CMA Music Fest (2018, 2016), Nashville’s legendary Bluebird Café and at a pre-show on the rooftop terrace of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, launched Townsquare Media’s Say It With Pepsi Concert Series, and toured on the 2018 Spring/Fall High School Nation Tour. They have twice traveled to the U.K., bringing their vibrant harmonies, energetic stage shows and finely-tuned performance style to global audiences.
They released their debut EP (produced by Alabama’s Jeff Cook) in 2014. The following year, two of Nashville’s top songwriters, Gerald O’Brien and SESAC Writer Of The Year Catt Gravitt, teamed up to produce the group’s first self-titled full-length project. Their current CD, helmed again by O’Brien/Gravitt, Just Like in the Movies (2018), has given them two Top #25 hits on the MusicRow CountryBreakOut™ chart with "Anything Is Possible” and “I Think Too Much.”
The groove-oriented, electrified wave of sound of Southern Halo’s “Sunshine” was one of summer 2019’s smash hit singles. The track showcased the group’s adept musicianship and dynamic sibling harmonies. Currently the trio is in the studio with renowned producer/songwriter Cliff Downs. New music coming in 2020---stay tuned!