Meet Amy and April The Rankin Twins #RankinRoadRules

A couple weeks ago I was asking a good friend of mine, Laura McKinley about working with me on this website and asked if you have any ideas for content.  Immediately, she said I know these really energetic twins who are Country Music Artists and they travel/are on the road a lot performing.  She thought it might be fun for them to share and artists point of view while on the road.  Then she introduced me to Amy and April Rankin, and I immediately fell in love with them. Amazing women, musicians and very smart about travel and they have really great style.

I could speak about them for days but thought I’d let them speak for themselves and introduce you to Amy and April, the Rankin Twins. Every week they are going to video blog from the road for #CMchat and we’re gonna share their journey with you right here!

Make sure you are following The Rankin Twins on Twitter and check out their website.

MORE ABOUT THE RANKINS
There is a Chinese saying: “Good things come in pairs”. In the music world that would most certainly include The Judds, The Wreckers…and now, The Rankin Twins have become one of the most talked about new duos in contemporary country music thanks to their recent full length debut album, Moonshine and Maybes. The identical twins have gained an extensive following in the South by showcasing their impeccably tight harmonies as well as their youthful and energetic stage performances and relatable lyrics.

Amy and April Rankin, or “Number 1” and “Number 2” as they sometimes jokingly call themselves, grew up in a small rural town on the southern coast of Texas with friends and family as their practice audiences. They discovered their love of creating music together, so after college graduation and a brief stint with desk jobs, the sisters realized they couldn’t escape the reality of their fate and quickly began their musical journey. However, the ladies’ resolve was tested almost immediately when Amy had to undergo unexpected brain surgery to remove a tumor. The optimism and faith that came from this experience has buried itself firmly into the foundation of their music. Amy explains, “I think the obstacles we’ve overcome help us to be able to channel our experiences, love, doubts and fears into our music. We make an attitude choice daily to make sure we stay positive.

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UPCOMING #CMchat SCHEDULE

1/13 #CMchat* Twitterview with Jon Pardi 6-7pPT

1/20 #CMchat* Twitterview with the cast of A&E’s Crazy Heart 6-7pPT

1/27 #CMchat* Twitterview with Moonshine Bandits 6-7pPT

2/3 #CMchat* Twitterview with Eric Paslay 6-7pPT

For a complete schedule go to cmchatlive.com/upcoming

#CMchat Twitterviews are Mondays from 6-7pPT on Twitter
Google+ Twangout’s are as booked TBA

Author: Jessica Northey

Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website CMChatLIVE.com. My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat. It all started with a hunch...back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.) I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.

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