Makenna and Brock first met as cast from Laurey and Curly in the 2007 musical theater performance of Oklahoma. Makenna and Brock instantly connected on and off stage and ended up becoming a permanent duo and great friends. In 2009, they began touring throughout the United States, sharing the bill with many great acts such as James Otto, LoCash Cowboys, Uncle Kracker, Maggie Rose and Sheryl Crow. They recorded and produced three CD’s and their single titled Calamity Jane played on country radio stations throughout the United States. However, their big break came in the summer of 2011, when Makenna and Brock captured the hearts of tens of millions of viewers and selected as top 12 group finalists on the American version of Simon Cowell’s hit television show The X-Factor. Makenna and Brock were one of the last remaining country artists on the show critically acclaimed by some of the most renowned figures in the music industry. Those of which included Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Cheryl Cole, Nicole Scherzinger, and Chairman and CEO of Island Def Jam Music Group L.A. Reid. Being broadcasted throughout the world as well as featured in magazines such as People Magazine, Washington Post, Country Daily and The Rolling Stones. Also featured on many preeminent websites including CNN.com, CBS.com, and MTV.com.