Sunday: Sisters, 11 and 14, gain success as singers
BY JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT World Scene Writer
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Herrold sisters each keep a journal — not of the day’s happenings, per se, but of songs they’ve written.
“Over 50,” guessed Hannah Herrold, 14.
“I don’t write nearly as often as Hannah,” said 11-year-old Abby. “I’ve written about 10 songs.”
Still, that’s more than many folks do, be they 11, 14, 30-something, whatever age.
But the Herrold sisters have a plan, one that dictates their capitalizing the S in sisters — it’s their stage name, after all.
The Herrold Sisters — both of whom write songs, sing and play guitar — perform at venues around town, from frozen-yogurt parlors to busy Brookside restaurants. They’ve also been on stages in Arkansas, Florida, the Grapevine Opry in Texas, and the Branson Landing in Missouri.
And Nashville, the capital of country music, where they’ll be heading again soon after Christmas for two full days in a studio.
All this and they’ve been playing guitar not quite two years — or not quite one, in Hannah’s case.
“We are a singing family,” said Amanda Herrold, the girls’ mother. That family also includes dad Daniel and the youngest child, Ellie Grace.
“We constantly have music in the house and in the car, and are singing and harmonizing,” Amanda Herrold said. “It’s just a love that we have.”
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Hannah Herrold (left), 14, and sister Abby Herrold, 11, play their guitars and sing at Doc's, on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. CORY YOUNG/Tulsa World