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.
They have worked with the Gatlin Brothers, Alabama, Marty Stuart, Jerry Reed, The Oak Ridge Boys, Smokey Robinson, Mark Chesnutt, Bill Anderson, The Temptations, Sam Moore, Tom T. Hall, The Jordanaires, Doug Kershaw, Ricky Van Shelton, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bryan White, Ricochet, Perfect Stranger, Ty Herndon, Kenny Chesney and many others.
Moore & Moore's newest album, "Meant To Be" (2006) includes special guests Jan Howard & Jeannie Seely, George "Goober" Lindsey, Pirates Of the Mississippi and Johnny Rodriguez! The song, "Find Me A Man Like Goober" has already received airplay on WSM and Sirius Radio.
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!
Check out the artist's website:
1. I Surrender
2. Master Of My Own Destiny
3. I Like Love
4. Tell Me Another Story
5. Dam The Floodgates
6. Springtime Love
7. I'll Teach You Things
8. Makin' Macon
9. Tell That Boy Goodbye
10. I'll Get Through