Country music stars Miss Willie Brown have decided to quit to pursue separate interests.

The duo, Amanda Watkins and Kasey Buckley, shot to fame in 2010 when they became the first unsigned act to perform on U.S. chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live!

In 2008, the band self-released their debut, Blackouts and Polaroids, but they did not find commercial success until their self-titled album, which they put out in 2011 after signing with A&M/Octone Records.

Watkins will now embark on a solo career while Buckley is to take a break from music.

A message posted on the band's official website on Tuesday (16Apr13) reads, "To Our Dear and Loyal Fans, We would like to share some news with all of you and look forward to your support and understanding. We have decided to part ways as a band to pursue our separate dreams.

"With Kasey's and your support, I will be continuing my career in music as Amanda Watkins and carrying on the heart and soul on which Miss Willie Brown was built. I support Kasey as she decides to take a break from the world of music. I'm sure as you have seen over the past few years, there is nothing that will ever come between us.

"The songs that you have been loving and playing will be ever present on my solo journey. It's going to be a great year with lots to come! And I promise to keep you updated every step of the way through touring, videos, posts and most of all music. Thank you for all the support you have shown us. You are honestly the greatest fans."