Moore & Moore
Twin sisters, Debbie & Carrie Moore, known as country duo, Moore & Moore, hail originally from Belton, MO but have become bona fide Nashvillians. They have shared the stage with a diverse hatful of artists including country legends Alabama, George Jones, Mickey Gilley and the Oak Ridge Boys to an array of top-notch celebrities such as Donny Osmond, Kenny Chesney, Jerry Reed, Dierks Bentley, Smokey Robinson, Jerry Springer and the Temptations. Their accolades include performances on the Grand Ole Opry and an extensive tour with the Statler Brothers. Moore & Moore have written #1 songs, traveled the world, and have received numerous awards including “Country Duo of the Year” and “International Entertainer of the Year”. Debbie co-wrote the #1 Billboard hit, “Wish You Were Here” with Bill Anderson and Skip Ewing recorded by Mark Wills on Mercury Records. Moore & Moore's success has prompted appearances on a variety of television shows on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, WTBS, TNN/Heartland, GAC, CMT, RFD & the BBC. Moore & Moore's latest album, “My Present To You” includes special guests James Carothers, Helen Cornelius, Marty Haggard, T.G. Sheppard and Billy Yates. A new album is in the works for 2020! Their steadfast commitment to country music proves that they are not going anywhere, except forward! With a career that is always on the move, great things are most certainly around the corner.
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 to present, Moore & Moore have received several awards and nominations from Indie Bullet, Airplay International, TNN/Music City News Awards, Business Leaders, 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, and various shows on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, GAC, CMT, RFD & the BBC.
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. Moore & Moore toured with talk show host, Jerry Springer in 1995 and were featured on his country album, “Dr. Talk”. 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. Today, Moore & Moore continue to tour all over the world and have received numerous awards, including “Country Duo of the Year” and “International Entertainer of the Year”. Their album, “Meant To Be” was nominated for the 2007 “Country Album Of The Year” by the Independent Music Awards. Moore & Moore’s single, “Find Me A Man Like Goober” received 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 added to country video outlets worldwide.
Moore & Moore collaborated with Ireland’s Queen of Country, Philomena Begley, for their 2013 single release, “Country Girls Never Get Old” (written by Debbie & Carrie) that is included on Philomena’s latest album, “How I Love Them Old Songs”. The song went to #1 on the Country Airplay Direct chart.
Moore & Moore’s previous CD, “The More I Get, The More I Want” included a feature “Listen Up” article in Country Weekly magazine, & a free download of the popular song, “Wild Women Don’t Get The Blues”. Their latest CD with the title cut of “Show Me Your Country” was accompanied by a fun music video that debuted on Young Country, which airs on RFD and the Rural TV/Family Net Network. “Show Me Your Country” was also featured on the Heartland Network, CMT.com and many other video outlets. Their latest album, “My Present To You”, with special guests, James Carothers, Helen Cornelius, Marty Haggard, T.G. Sheppard and Billy Yates rose to #1 on the December 2016 Country Airplay Direct chart, with 15 songs on the Top 15 on the Country Singles chart. The single, “I'm Going To Roam” rose to the Top 20 on the UK HotDisc chart in August 2016, and “Follow The Star” with Marty Haggard hit the Top Ten in December 2016. The single, “Wine and Whine” with Helen Cornelius stayed in the Top 20 for 6 weeks in early 2017. The catchy tune, “Sand In Our Shoes” with Billy Yates was released in June 2017 with an accompanying video. The song went to #10 on the German Country Music Chart and all the way to #2 on the UK HotDisc chart! (June 2017) The title cut and single, “My Present To You”, stayed in the Top 30 for several weeks (from December 2017 to January 2018). “Loving Thirty” with Billy Yates was in the Top 25 for several weeks in Sept/Oct. 2018. A new album is in the works for 2020!
Moore & Moore are 2018 Durango Boot Ambassadors and have shared the stage with Alabama, Marty Stuart, Jerry Reed, Kenny Chesney, Little Jimmy Dickens, The Gatlin Brothers, The Oak Ridge Boys, George Jones, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Dierks Bentley, Mark Chesnutt, Jim Ed Brown, Confederate Railroad, Johnny Rodriguez, Donny Osmond, Sam Moore, Tom T. Hall, JoDee Messina, Doug Kershaw, Holly Dunn, Buddy Jewell, Ricky Van Shelton, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ronnie McDowell, Terri Clark, Randy Travis, Porter Wagoner, Jeannie Seely, Ricochet, Barbara Fairchild, T.G. Sheppard, Helen Cornelius, Ty Herndon, Wanda Jackson, Jack Greene, Clay Walker, T. Graham Brown, Tommy Overstreet, Janie Fricke, Crystal Gayle, Aaron Tippin, Moe Bandy, David Frizzell, Gene Watson, Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Ronnie Milsap and many others.
With a career that is always 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!