Five years ago, sibling duo Lennon (now 15 years old) and Maisy Stella (now 11 years old) posted a cover of Ingrid Michaelson's "You and I" to YouTube, and it quickly went viral. They've since adapted their two-part harmony for covers of The Beatles, Charli XCX, Robyn, and more. Three years ago, they took their talents from the computer screen to the silver screen for roles on ABC's hit musical drama Nashville, playing the daughters of the series lead character. As their careers continue to expand and they prep for the release of their debut album under the Lennon & Maisy moniker, the sisters have ventured into a new medium: literature. After penning the new song "In the Waves," they were inspired to author their first children's picture book of the same name.
In The Waves, which features illustrations by Steve Bjorkman and is told through song lyrics, follows two sisters as they dream about an exciting day at the beach. They come to find that all it takes to have a fun day is a little imagination.
"There are no words to describe the excitement we have for the release of In the Waves," Lennon and Maisy said. "What started as a fun little ditty we would sing in the bath when we were little, has now turned into something we are so proud to share! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
In The Waves, now available for pre-order, is scheduled for release April 28. In celebration of publishing their first book, Lennon & Maisy have partnered with Music Times to give five lucky fans a copy of the book. Your imagination is the key to winning.
How to Enter:
1. Follow @TheMusicTimes on Twitter (so we can DM you if you win)
2. Tweet us your idea of a perfect beach day (feel free to use your imagination!)
3. Include the hashtag #LennonMaisyMT (so we can track your responses)
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No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
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HOW TO ENTER: Between 5 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on Thursday, April 23, 2015 and 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 30, 2015 (the "Entry Period"), Online: visit www.musictimes.com's Lennon & Maisy 'In The Waves' Contest article for rules. Follow @TheMusicTimes on Twitter and tweet us your idea of a perfect beach day. All submissions must include the hashtag #LennonMaisyMT. Multiple entries will be void.
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PRIZES: Five winners will each receive one copy of Lennon & Maisy's book 'In The Waves.' Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") is $18. Total ARV of all prizes: $90. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion.
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