The best performances come from people who work well together. That would be a major understatement for twin sisters Debbie and Carrie Moore. Having sung together all of their lives, there is something really special about the close knit harmony they create. Adept at working with an audience and making them part of their performance, Moore & Moore give the all out kind of show that only comes from the heart.
Debbie and Carrie hail originally from Belton, Missouri. It was easy to see that these two were destined for musical careers. As young girls, they were shy performers, resulting in hiding behind the family couch when relatives tried to coax them to perform. To see them on stage today, you would never guess that they would ever do anything else. They grew up listening to old records and would memorize all the words. By the time they were teenagers, they were performing in their church choir, at weddings, talent shows and in numerous school groups. They wrote their high school graduation song and were voted "Most Talented" by their senior class. "We sang our senior class song at the Kansas City Music Hall for graduation. After hearing the applause and seeing how we could touch people through our music, we knew from that moment on....we were put on this earth to sing!"
After playing clubs all over the United States and Canada, Debbie and Carrie made the move to Nashville, Tennessee. "We were told that a lot of people go back home after giving Nashville only a few months. We had been living in an apartment about that long when a light bulb went out in the ceiling. When we had to stack suitcases to change it, we knew it was time to bring down the furniture and become Nashvillians."
It was a good move for Moore & Moore. In 1991, they released their first single, "Out With The Old" which stayed at #1 for seven weeks on the Independent Charts. This is still the longest running #1 debut single in Independent Chart history. The accompanying debut video won Video Challenge five nights in a row on The Nashville Network's Video PM. There have been four Number One singles since that release: "Steal Me A Heart", "Don't Come Knocking", "Break Down the Walls" and "I Surrender".
From 1991 until now, Moore and Moore have received several awards and nominations from Indie Bullet, Airplay International, TNN/Music City News Awards, BMI, NSAI, and NATD. Their success has prompted appearances on WTBS's Roots of Country with Robert Oermann, The Sally Jessy Raphael Show, and TNN's Nashville Now, Video Morning, Video PM, Country Beat, Miller and Company, Music City Tonight, Club Dance, Wildhorse Saloon Show, TNN Country News, The Statler Brothers Show, and Prime Time Country.
In 1994 they were asked to go on tour as the opening act for the legendary Statler Brothers. In 1995, they were honored to make their first appearance on the world famous Grand Ole Opry. In 1996, they performed in Korea and Japan for the military and received the Award for International Duo of the Year. In 1997 they toured Europe with the Bellamy Brothers and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. In 1999, they toured Australia and Europe. Debbie Moore co-wrote the song "Wish You Were Here" with Bill Anderson and Skip Ewing recorded by Mark Wills on Mercury Records. It went to #1 on the Billboard, R&R, and Gavin Charts in April 1999. Moore & Moore continue to tour all over the world (with international stops in Ireland and China in 2008) and have received numerous awards, including "Country Duo Of The Year" and "International Entertainer Of The Year". Moore & Moore's album, "Million Roses" (with special guests, Bill Anderson, Shawn Camp, The Jordanaires and Jerry Reed) has received rave reviews and an Airplay Gold Record "for Radio Report Points and Overall Industry Acceptance". Their current album, "Meant To Be" (with special guests Jan Howard & Jeannie Seely, George "Goober" Lindsey, Pirates Of The Mississippi and Johnny Rodriguez) was nominated for the 2007 "Country Album Of The Year" by the Independent Music Awards. Moore & Moore's new single, "Find Me A Man Like Goober" is getting rave reviews, including Music Row Magazine's Robert Oermann claiming "Their twin-like vocal harmonies are absolutely perfect, and the bopping song is as cute as the dickens". The accompanying video, featuring George "Goober" Lindsey and cameos of 17 legendary artists, has been released and is being added to country video outlets worldwide.
They have worked with the Gatlin Brothers, Alabama, Marty Stuart, Chad Brock, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jerry Reed, The Oak Ridge Boys, Smokey Robinson, Mark Chesnutt, Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius, Donny Osmond, The Temptations, Sam Moore, Tom T. Hall, JoDee Messina, Doug Kershaw, Holly Dunn, Ricky Van Shelton, Stonewall Jackson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Peterson, Bryan White, Porter Wagoner, Ricochet, Perfect Stranger, Ty Herndon, Terri Clark, T.G. Sheppard, Kenny Chesney, Confederate Railroad, Dierks Bentley, Jack Greene, Clay Walker, Aaron Tippin and many others.
With a career that is definitely on the move, great things are most certainly around the corner. The musical blend of voices that were born to sing together, the sense of humor that only a sibling could get away with, complimented by the best in upbeat country songs make for a really great show. With Moore & Moore, you really want more and more!