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When you talk with them Ruth Collins and Victoria Gibson seem like a typical pair of young women with stars in their eyes. But this superficial assessment would be way out of line with what they really are, and that is a very talented duo with an amazing ability to harmonize. Usually most successful musical pairings have years of trial and error behind them as a foundation for their sound. Seeing as Ruth hails from Fredonia, New York and Victoria comes from Cumming, Georgia, that makes this sort of development virtually impossible. Anyone who has heard them, though, can't argue with the fact they sound like they've done this for years. The CMT show, "Can You Duet", puts this on display for the rest of the world. But what's with the name, "Wild Honey"? Ruth explains it like this, "We call ourselves Wild Honey, but you can call us Ruth and Vic. We were first called the Mason Dixies, but after writing one of our songs, "Wild Honey," we realized that it was the perfect name for us because one of us is a bit shy and as sweet as honey, and the other is a bit on the wild side. Can you guess who is "wild" and who is "honey?"

After speaking with these two for the CyberCountry Vodcast I did get a pretty good idea of which one is which. Victoria adds, "We met while working at The Cheesecake Factory. A few months later Ruth was my best friend. Who knew our friendship would turn into this!"

Ruth also says, "When Victoria moved to Nashville she said that her best friend would have brown hair and blue eyes. I'm proud to call her mine."

Vic says she and Ruth met their managers on a tour bus at a radio show in Indianapolis back in 2005. At this pop music show Ruth had one of her first 'fan' experiences by being chased down by a crowd of fans who thought she was one of the Pussycat Dolls. Of that meeting Victoria remembers, " It was snowing and Honkeytonk Badonkadonk was playing on the TV; and they had just shown up with a bag of White Castle. She didn't really want to eat it, but it was food and she'd rather not battle the snow."

Ruth adds, "Victoria met them when I took her along to the stadium concert one night during the 2007 CMA Music Festival. We didn't have an extra ticket, so our managers solicited free tickets from fans and Vic experienced her FIRST real concert. They expect to see us on that stage soon with our matching (fill in type of guitars you have that match), right down to the guitar straps."

Currently, you'll find this tunesome twosome playing on CMT's "Can You Duet" or their occasional appearance at The Crescent on 21st Avenue South in Nashville. Catch them while you can as sold out shows probably aren't that far away for this act.

MySpace:

http://www.myspace.com/wildhoney