New Jersey natives Stephanie and Cheryl Lynn Spinner describe themselves as city girls with country hearts, having grown up in a music loving family. Known as SPINN, the sisters play traditional country music, inspired by artists like Dolly Parton. They write their own songs (with help from a best friend from high school). Both play the piano, and Cheryl Lynn plays the Autoharp. While attending Music Business at Monmouth University in their home state, they were able to perform at venues like The Stone Pony and the Saint (where another New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen also got his start). The twin sisters have shared the bill with Drew Baldridge, Trent Harmon, Kalie Shorr, and LANCO.
Last year the duo won NASH FM’s NASH Next Regional Competition. One of the judges was so impressed he asked to join their fan club. The judge’s name – none other than Brooks & Dunn’s Kix Brooks. They toured with the other Top 10 finalists from around the country.
The duo has released two EPs to date A Little Crazy and City Country with their third, Freedom, coming out soon. The new EP is on their new record label Heart Songs Records. “Time, Love and Freedom” is the first single. The song was inspired by the harmony they felt during a road trip to Bethel, NY, to see Miranda Lambert and the Brothers Osborne – home of the original Woodstock festival site – and a desire to embrace and spread the ideals conveyed through the music of the Woodstock era. They describe the track as “a perfect summer song,” adding it will inspire listeners to “roll the windows down, and turn the music up.”
Upcoming tour dates include August 17 at Maxwell’s with Smithfield.