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Exclusive: Interview with The Herrold Sisters

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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!

Keepin’ It Country Exclusive: Josh Charles to Release New Single & Record with Blake Shelton’s Band

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He may not be a household name just yet, but Josh Charles is aiming to change that with the release of his new single, “Wasted On Love,” which comes out February 26th. The song will be released via Downhome Records/ THC: Music/Ingrooves/Fontana, and is Charles’s first single since 2011′s critically-acclaimed “Life Ain’t Fair.” The single was written by Charles and legendary songwriter Milton L. Brown, (“Every Which Way But Loose”) and recorded in Nashville’s Moose Lodge Studio.

“I can give up Whiskey, and still feel the buzz. Yeah, girl, I’m still wasted, but I’m wasted on love.” Charles sings in the songs undeniably catchy hook. He describes the track as “a feel-good song describing a man’s descent into Hell and back, with things made right by finding love.” Don’t mistake the song as one for mature audiences only. “It must have universal appeal,” smiles Josh. “Because, at concerts, I’ve seen five and six year olds singing along.”

Single news aside, Josh is bound for Nashville this month to continue recording his hotly anticipated new music. Not to name drop or anything, but Josh will be joined in the studio by super producer and Grammy Award winner, Toby Wright (Alice in Chains, Metallica, The Wallflowers, etc). If that’s not exciting news enough, he’ll also be backed by Rob Byus, Tracy Broussard, Kevin Post and Beau Tackett, also known as Blake Shelton‘s touring band.

We’ll have more exciting Josh Charles news coming up in the next few weeks, so stay tuned to Keepin’ It Country for the latest. In the meantime, you can follow Josh on Twitter, Facebook and visit his official website at www.joshcharlesmusic.com.

While you wait for “Wasted on Love,” take a listen to “Life Ain’t Fair.”

Kenny Chesney Launches WelcomeToTheFishbowl.com

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Kenny Chesney may be releasing “Welcome to the Fishbowl” on June 19th, but Chesney fans are in for a treat. Starting TODAY, fans can check out videos and listen to the new album. The site is a must-visit for any Kenny fans, featuring exclusive videos, giveaways, and of course, new music. Check it out now at www.WelcomeToTheFishbowl.com.