Gene Watson’s Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as ‘the singer’s singer’ – and rightly so!
All of Gene Watson’s Peers, who were contacted during 2012, were most gracious with their time and words.
It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Moore & Moore (Carrie & Debbie Moore), which they submitted to this site on Monday 6 August 2012.
Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to Moore & Moore (Carrie & Debbie Moore) who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online ‘celebration of a Lone Star Hero’.
Moore & Moore (Carrie & Debbie Moore)
This quote was submitted on Monday 6 August 2012.
‘Gene Watson never ceases to amaze us with his incredible voice.
We were honoured the first time we were able to perform with him and continue to be amazed every time we work together’
Thank you, Moore & Moore (Carrie & Debbie Moore), for your support of Gene Watson.
Moore & Moore (Carrie & Debbie Moore) are twin sisters who have sung together all of their lives and there is something really special about the close-knit harmony they create. Adept at working with an audience and making them part of their performance, Moore & Moore give the all out kind of show that only comes from the heart.
Carrie and Debbie Moore hail originally from Belton, Missouri. It was easy to see that these two were destined for musical careers. As young girls, they were shy performers, resulting in hiding behind the family couch when relatives tried to coax them to perform. To see them on stage today, you would never guess that they would ever do anything else. They grew up listening to old records and would memorise all the words.
By the time they were teenagers, Carrie and Debbie Moore were performing in their church choir, at weddings, talent shows and in numerous school groups.
Moore & Moore wrote their high school graduation song and were voted ‘Most Talented’ by their senior class. They also sang their senior class song at Kansas City Music Hall for graduation. After hearing the applause and seeing how they could touch people through their music, they knew from that moment on that they were put on this earth to sing.
After playing clubs all over the United States and Canada, Carrie and Debbie Moore made the move to Nashville. It was a good move for Moore & Moore. In 1991, they saw the release of their first single, ‘Out With The Old’, which stayed at No.1 for seven weeks on the Independent Chart. This is still the longest running No.1 debut single in Independent Chart history. The accompanying debut video won ‘Video Challenge’ five nights in a row on The Nashville Network’s ‘Video PM’.
There have been four No.1 singles since that release: ‘Steal Me A Heart’, ‘Don’t Come Knocking’, ‘Break Down The Walls’ and ‘I Surrender’.
Between 1991 and the present day, Moore & Moore received several awards and nominations from Indie Bullet, Airplay International, TNN / Music City News Awards, BMI, NSAI and NATD.
Their success prompted appearances on WTBS’s ‘Roots of Country’ with Robert Oermann, The Sally Jessy Raphael Show and TNN’s ‘Nashville Now’, Video Morning, Video PM, Country Beat, Miller & Company, Music City Tonight, Club Dance, Wildhorse Saloon Show, TNN Country News, The Statler Brothers Show and Prime Time Country, and various shows on CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, GAC and CMT.
In 1994, Moore & Moore were asked to go on tour as the opening act for The Statler Brothers.
In 1995, Moore & Moore were honored to make their first appearance on the world famous stage of The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
It was also in 1995 when Moore & Moore toured with Jerry Springer and were featured on his country music album, ‘Dr. Talk’ (Springer Yankee Company, 1995).
In 1996, Moore & Moore performed in Korea and Japan for the military and received the Award for ‘International Duo of the Year’.
In 1997, Moore & Moore toured Europe with The Bellamy Brothers (Howard & David Bellamy) and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
‘Wish You Were Here’ (written by Debbie Moore, Bill Anderson and Skip Ewing) was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for one week in May 1999, and No.1 on the R&R and Gavin Chart in May 1999.
In 1999, Moore & Moore toured Australia and Europe.
Today, Moore & Moore continue to tour all over the world and have received numerous awards, including ‘Country Duo of The Year’ and ‘International Entertainer of The Year’.
In 2001, Moore & Moore saw the release of ‘Million Roses’ (DOV Records, 2001), which included the following tracks:
‘Let’s Forget While The Forgetting’s Good’ (written by Debbie Moore and Bobby Tomberlin)
‘Snow White Is Blue’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Wings’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Million Roses’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘I Don’t Have The Heart’ (written by Casey Kelly and Debbie Moore)
‘Working On You’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Lie, Lie Again’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘There’s Enough of Me To Go Around’ (written by Shawn Camp and Debbie Moore)
‘Sister, My Sister’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Bill, You’re Still The One’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Ring Around Rosie’s Finger’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘I Love It When A Man Does That’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Almost Doesn’t Count’ (written by Debbie Moore and Bobby Whiteside)
‘I Just Know’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Wish You Were Here’ (written by Bill Anderson, Skip Ewing and Debbie Moore)
In 2006, Moore & Moore saw the release of ‘Meant To Be’ (Belton Uncle Music / DOV, 2006), which was nominated for ‘Country Album of The Year’ in 2007 by The Independent Music Awards.
Moore & Moore’s ‘Meant to Be’ (Belton Uncle Music / DOV, 2006) included the following tracks:
‘L.O.V.E.’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Taking It Easy’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘If You Don’t Use It, You’ll Lose It’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Mistake Child’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Beach House’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Heartache, Here I Come’
‘Find Me A Man Like Goober’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘I Can’t Hurt Anymore’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Loving You For The Last Time Again’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘If It was Meant To Be’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Green, Red, White & Blue’ (written by Debbie Moore)
Carrie Moore, George ‘Goober’ Lindsey (Monday 17 December 1928 – Sunday 6 May 2012) and Debbie Moore
Moore & Moore’s single, ‘Find Me A Man Like Goober’ received rave reviews, including Music Row Magazine’s Robert Oermann claiming that ‘Their twin-like vocal harmonies are absolutely perfect, and the bopping song is as cute as the dickens’.
The accompanying video, which featured George ‘Goober’ Lindsey (Monday 17 December 1928 – Sunday 6 May 2012), along with cameos of seventeen legendary artists, was added to country video outlets worldwide.
In 2009, Moore & Moore saw the release of ‘The More I Get, The More I Want’ (Belton Uncle Music / DOV, 2009), along with a feature ‘Listen Up’ article in ‘Country Weekly’ magazine, and a free download of the song ‘Wild Women Don’t Get The Blues’ (written by Debbie Moore).
Moore & Moore’s ‘The More I Get, The More I Want’ (Belton Uncle Music / DOV, 2009) also included the following tracks:
‘You’ve Been Bad, Go To My Room’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Feel You Again’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Good Things Come To Those Who Don’t Wait’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Cheatham County Fair’
‘God Bless Erica’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Panama City Beach’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘The More I Get, The More I Want’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Butterflies’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Drinker Street’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Tell Him I Said Goodbye’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘I’ll Be Missing You’ (written by Debbie Moore)
In 2011, hosting duties were on the agenda for Carrie & Debbie Moore as filming began for a new show with the working title of ‘Show Me Your Country’, which was also the title track of their new album, ‘Show Me Your Country’ (DOV Records, 2012), which was released on Tuesday 5 June 2012, and included the following tracks:
‘Show Me Your Country’ (written by Carrie Moore, Debbie Moore and Randall Reed)
‘Summer Love’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Not Tonight, I’ve Got A Heartache’ (written by Carrie Moore) / this track featured guest vocals from Deborah Allen
‘I’ll Have You (For The Rest of My Life)’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Love Don’t Wear No Parachute’ (written by Shawn Camp and Debbie Moore)
‘Satisfy That Hunger’ (written by Carrie Moore and Debbie Moore)
‘Think About You’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Mississippi Missing You’ (written by Debbie Moore)
‘Even Sunshine Burns’ (written by Carrie Moore and Debbie Moore)
‘Where You Were Coming From’ (written by Debbie Moore)
Moore & Moore (Carrie & Debbie) have worked with an amazing array of country music artists, including the following:
• Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
• Marty Stuart
• Chad Brock
• Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 – Friday 2 January 2015)
• Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 – Monday 1 September 2008)
• The Oak Ridge Boys
• Smokey Robinson
• Mark Chesnutt
• Jim Ed Brown (Sunday 1 April 1934 – Thursday 11 June 2015)
• Donny Osmond
• The Temptations
• Sam Moore
• Tom T. Hall (Monday 25 May 1936 – Friday 20 August 2021)
• Johnny Rodriguez
• Jo Dee Messina
• Doug Kershaw
• Holly Dunn (Thursday 22 August 1957 – Tuesday 15 November 2016)
• Ricky Van Shelton
• Billy Ray Cyrus
• Michael Peterson
• Terri Clark
• Bryan White
• Porter Wagoner (Friday 12 August 1927 – Sunday 28 October 2007)
• Jeannie Seely
• Ty Herndon
• Confederate Railroad
• T.G. Sheppard
• Kenny Chesney
• Wanda Jackson
• Dierks Bentley
• Jack Greene (Tuesday 7 January 1930 – Thursday 15 March 2013)
• Clay Walker
• Aaron Tippin
• Gene Watson
• George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 – Friday 26 April 2013)
The musical blend of voices which were born to sing together, the sense of humour that only a sibling could get away with, complimented by the best in upbeat country songs, make for a really great show. With Moore & Moore, you really want more and more!
Carrie Moore-Reed, CEO, Agent
Carrie Moore-Reed’s career in the entertainment business was launched performing with her twin sister, Debbie, as part of the internationally traveled country music duo, ‘Moore & Moore’.
Carrie Moore began her career as an agent with World Class Talent in 1989. She served as Vice-President of the agency, as well as having responsibility for booking a large roster of artists, including Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark, Jerry Reed (Saturday 20 March 1937 – Monday 1 September 2008), Michael Martin Murphey and Brenda Lee.
Carrie Moore founded her own company, Third Coast Talent, in Nashville, in 1996.
At the time of the acquisition of this Gene Watson ‘Peer’s Quote’, in August 2012, Third Coast Talent had exclusive representation of a number of country music artists, including Jeannie Seely, Little Jimmy Dickens (Sunday 19 December 1920 – Friday 2 January 2015), Gene Watson (Gene has since moved to Battle Artist Agency), Janie Fricke and T.G. Sheppard.
Carrie Moore-Reed rapidly established herself as one of the leading female agents in Nashville’s entertainment community. She is a member and is on the Board of Directors of NATD. Additionally, Carrie Moore-Reed is active in the membership of CMA, ACM, IEBA, IFCO and IAFE and SOURCE.
Carrie Moore-Reed Awards
2000: NATD ‘Talent Director of the Year’ Award
2011: ‘Business Leader Women Extraordinaire’
Debbie Moore, Vice President
Debbie Moore’s career in the entertainment business was launched performing with her twin sister, Carrie, as part of the internationally traveled country music duo, Moore & Moore.
For eleven years, between 1991 and 2002, Debbie Moore was employed at BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), as a Radio Per Program Specialist. She is a No.1 songwriter and publisher (Belton Uncle Music), co-writing ‘Wish You Were Here’ with Bill Anderson and Skip Ewing, which was recorded by Mark Wills and included on ‘Wish You Were Here’ (Mercury Records, 1995).
Debbie Moore is active in the membership of CMA, NATD, IEBA, IFCO, NSAI and is a BMI writer and publisher. Initially, she was the Entertainment Co-ordinator with Third Coast Talent (since 2002) and enjoys working with her sister and the many talented artists on their roster; Debbie Moore is now Vice President at Third Coast Talent.
• Visit Moore & Moore’s official site at mooreandmooreonline.com