This week The Rankin Twins get to the bottom of how to tell them apart… well sort of.
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.