The Bittersweets are an alternative country duo from Nashville, Tennessee, founded by singer-songwriter Chris Meyers (guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Hannah Prater (vocals, guitar) in 2005. They frequently tour venues and festivals in the Southern United States.
Meyers and Prater met in San Francisco, California after Meyers had moved there after attending Kenyon College in Ohio. Before they met, Hannah Prater had toured as a jazz vocalist in Europe. Prater, a California native, is the child of two music teachers. Meyers, born in Massachusetts, began playing guitar in his teens and toured locally while still in college.
Before releasing their first full length album, The Bittersweets opened for Train at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. According to their official biography, "The manager of a teenaged sic musician Meyers was tutoring got the Bittersweets' demo into the hands of taste-making San Francisco station KFOG" which helped broaden their success. After their third public appearance they signed with Virt Records. After moving to Nashville the band signed with Compass Records.