All in the family: Herrold Sisters take show on the road to 30A

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Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 04:49 PM.

While most young sisters are reading diaries and stealing clothes, Hannah and Abby Herrold are writing songs and singing duets around the country, including the beaches of Walton County.

It all began when Abby, 11-years-old, was asked to sing at a Nashville restaurant a year ago. When the stage fright started to kick in, Hannah, 14, was by her sister's side and took to the stage to help ease Abby's nerves. Everyone in the room including the sisters and their parents, Amanda and Daniel, noticed there was something special about the pair.

Abby and Hannah have always had a musical talent, picking up instruments and writing songs as young girls. Both play guitar and banjo.

Inspired by artists such as Taylor Swift and The Dixie Chicks, the Oklahoma-natives have taken their dreams of working in the music business on the road. They almost never turn down the opportunity to sing, and with their parents-turned-managers in tow, each gig is like a mini family vacation. But make no mistake, Hannah and Abby call the shots.

"They want everything run by them," said Amanda, while the family was en route to a show. "We learned early on when we made the mistake of automatically signing them up for everything. They'll let us know if they're tired or too busy."

With each show, The Herrold Sisters hope to gain a bit of exposure and meet fans. Monetary donations are accepted in the form of tips, which the girls are saving for a second mission trip to Africa.

The girls enjoy getting to visit the beach during their summer gigs and like the atmosphere surrounding 30A.

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