Exclusive: Interview with The Herrold Sisters
Hannah and Abby Herrold, collectively The Herrold Sisters, are a sibling singer-songwriter duo from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Fifteen-year-old Hannah and twelve-year-old Abby may be young, but they certainly have big dreams and they are determined to make those dreams a reality.
We recently had the pleasure of getting to interview the girls, and they seem well on their way to achieving their goal of making a name for themselves as country artists.
While Abby has had a life-long love for music and performing that rubbed off on her sister, their quest for a career as a duo commenced a couple of years ago. Abby had received a guitar as a birthday gift, and began taking lessons. In true sister fashion, Hannah started stealing the guitar. In no time, however, Hannah got her own and the girls began singing, playing, and harmonizing together. As Abby told us, “the rest is history.”
The girls have been traveling to Nashville for the past several months in order to further the pursuit of their dream, and they both agree that it has been their favorite part of their journey thus far. They are very thankful for the opportunity, and know that this business takes an immense amount of hard work. “We have been going to meet with an artist development manager to work on our playlist, guitar lessons and we do some song writing. It’s really a great opportunity!” shared Hannah. “We have really learned what the music business is like – it’s hard work! When we go there, we get to do what we love doing – playing music.” added Abby.
While the siblings admit that it is not always easy spending so much time together practicing and honing their craft, they truly love performing together and happily find their sisterly bond growing stronger. Abby said, “I feel like we’ve become really close to each other because of the time we spend together.”
The girls have videos ranging from original to cover songs on YouTube and their website. With inspirations including The Dixie Chicks, Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, they really enjoy performing other artists’ material and trying to make a song their own. Their favorite song to cover is “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash, and Hannah thinks that it is their best one yet.
The sisters are currently co-writing new songs and getting ready for the album they will be recording and producing this summer. “We’ve been working with Johnny Garcia (Swat Music Group) in Nashville and are really excited about the next CD!” said Hannah. As they continue to work towards their goal, they are “going to keep working on getting better!” noted Abby.
These talented girls certainly do not let their age hinder them in any way. “Just because we’re young doesn’t mean we can’t dream big! We have big dreams and we want them to happen soon!” shared Hannah. “What Hannah said!” Abby adorably added.
With The Herrold Sisters’ drive and passion, we think the dream is right within reach!
We want to thank Hannah and Abby for taking the time to answer questions for us. It was great getting to know them, and we look forward to their upcoming album!
The girls also answered a bunch of fun questions for us. Check them out:
Hannah – Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood
Abby – Carrie Underwood and The Band Perry
Hannah – Definitely the Dixie Chicks, even though they aren’t performing anymore. I really think our type of music is like theirs and I love their harmonies.
Abby – Ed Sheeran – he’s a really good songwriter.
All time favorite country song:
Hannah – Dixie Chicks – Top of the World
Abby – Dixie Chicks – Wide Open Spaces
Favorite song to sing:
Hannah – Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
Abby – Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
Last song listened to:
Hannah – American Young – Love is War (great song!)
Abby – Everly Brothers – Bird Dog (bet you haven’t heard that one!)
Favorite place you have performed:
Hannah – Rodeo Opry in Oklahoma City
Abby – Branson Landing in Branson, MO (we get lots of tips!)
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