Press Release for Annie & Amy Smith
Annie and Amy are graduates of Stanford University, professional songwriters, singers, and licensed auctioneers. These identical twins are 5th generation natives of Cheyenne, Wyoming and are the only daughters in a family of seven children. Their Grandfather Smith was a bronc-bustin' rodeo champion cowboy who also played a western swing fiddle. At an early age the twins learned to play guitar from their oldest brother, Clark. Annie was only 13 when she wrote her first song for Clark who died at 21. Their father is an entrepreneur who moved the family from Wyoming to New Mexico, to California, then eventually back to Cheyenne to get back to their family roots. It was from these experiences that the girls wrote many of their first songs.
Annie and Amy have taken their music all over the world, singing on USO tours to Cuba, Panama, Alaska, and the Caribbean, and performing on cruise ships to Bermuda, Greece, Turkey, and Russia. Their national television appearances include winning the "Gong Show" as little girls, then several appearances on TNN (The Nashville Network). A special VH-1 Music series, and most recently on ABC's 'Good Morning America'. The Smith wins have been featured in 'The New York Times Magazine', 'The Stanford Magazine', 'The Twins Magazine', and pictured in 'USA Today' and 'The Washington Post"; as well as several radio and newspaper interviews in cities wherever they tour.
The twins, who hail from the west, have not only performed on the "Grand Ole Opry" but also for such dignitaries as former Presidents Reagan and Ford, in Vienna for the Ambassador to Austria, and dignitaries and military head including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and, in Mexico, for the former Ambassador to the Vatican. Amy & Annie have shared the stage with Bob Hope and Florence Henderson in Beverly Hills, Harry Gatlin in Nashville, and Michael Martin Murphy at "West Fest" in Vail. The girls have performed for several star-studded events where Jimmy Stewart, Robert Stack, Ricardo Mantelban, James Garner, Danny Sullivan (Indy 500), Chris Evert were in the audience. A&A have opened for Buffalo Springstein and 60's hit songwriter, Donovan; and for country artists such as Ty Herndon, Richy Van Shelton for an audience of 10,000.
As songwriters, Annie and Amy have written songs for children's education and theme songs for The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, The US Navy and for Women's Breast Cancer. In fact, they performed at the National "Race for the Cure" event in Washington D.C. for 50,000 people, where the Vice President was the honorary chair. Currently, Annie & Amy's CD "Dancing in the Wind" is being played on BBC Radio in England, Ireland, Scotland and Denmark. They have been invited to sing at the American embassies in England and Paris and they are planning a European tour this summer. The Opry is where they started, the West is where they come from, the Country Music World Nationally and Internationally is where they are headed.
A&A have a new sound and a lot of excitement, urged on by their work with Nashville's best songwriters and producers. For more on up-coming events, booking info& hot news the girls would like to invite you to their new website www.annieamy.com or you may call 800 256 8620 or send email to email@example.com .
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