Who is Twinnie? The Story Behind Her Journey to Country Music

Who is Twinnie? The singer-songwriter joined us to chat about her journey to country music. Get to know the rising star here…


Quick Facts:

Full Name – Twinnielee Moore
Birthdate – 5/14/1987
Hometown – York, United Kingdom
Current City – Nashville, Tennessee
Musical Influences – Billy Joel, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Gilbert O Sullivan
Current Single – “Take A Break”  // as of date of article: 3/12/24

The Beginning:

This week our spotlight shines on an artist who is making waves in country music, Twinnie. The singer-songwriter may be a Nashville-transplant, but she has found her voice in country music, as well as, made a name for herself in Music City.

Twinnie, born Twinnielee Moore grew up in York, England to a family who, while not musically-inclined, introduced her to a variety of music and genres at a young age. “I grew up kind of in two worlds. My mom was just kind of normal, and my dad was from a community of Romany travelers, so very early on, music was something I could escape to,” shared the singer.  “There was a lot of synergy between gypsies and travelers and the Nashville community in the way where they are all about family, it’s a very tight-knit community, they love music.”

For Twinnie, her parents and her grandparents introduced her to different genre of music growing up. “My grandparents were into old school country, the Rat Pack, Ella Fitzgerald, and my dad was into Billy Joel and rock bands. My mom was into Queen, ABBA, and so on,” she shared. Twinnie also recalls being enamored with the story-telling aspect of country music. “I have quite an eclectic taste when it comes to music. Also, I grew up on the stage since I was four years old.”

The Turning Point:

Twinnie’s career kickstarted long before her move to Nashville. The songstress grew up in the arts, honing her skills in singing, songwriting, and dancing at an early age. “I was a drama, music kid, did commercials, dancing. I’ve been a background dancer and singer,” she shared. Adding that she would take any gig to help fund her music career, something that she takes a lot of pride in.

Twinnie even wrote with The Shires before they became who they are in their respective musical lane. “I’ve literally done every job going in the music industry to enrich my music career,” said the singer. “The acting and being a dancer is where I give credit to my style of music and how I portray a song […]. My music, I tend to maintain a little pizzazz and that international thing.”

About a decade ago, Twinnie started coming to Nashville and recently officially made the move. “It took me a while to find the right people and stuff in Nashville. […] I think all of the other jobs that I had to do to get here kind of enrich me as an artist.”

Since working in Nashville,  Twinnie has released a handful of projects, including her debut album, Hollywood Gyspy and EPs, Better When I’m Drunk and Welcome to the Club, as well as, her newest project, Blue Hour (After Dark). 

“I’m all about the storytelling. I love telling the truth. I love the way the hook lands. I was doing that instinctively before I moved to Nashville and I feel like it picked me unknowingly,” she shared. Adding, “I think it’s the music that dictates how you connect with an artist, and I’m really big on being myself in my music.”


Flash forward to today, Twinnie’s newest project, Blue Hour (After Dark) is officially out. The record features a collection of six songs that speak to heartbreak, healing, and everything in between.

“As far as ‘Blue Hour,’ I went through a really bad break-up, and blue hour happens twice a day, once just after the sun goes down, and one right before it comes up, and I thought it would be a really interesting way to show a break-up.” The record is  a good-bye to the man that she was in a relationship with for 10 years.

While “Blue Hour,” the song, showcases the heartbreak of it all, other songs on the project showcase different emotions. “‘The Way I Loved You’ is quite possibly my favorite song I have ever written. It celebrates a love, but it also grieves it at the same time. “Lonely Long” is very empowering, it’s like fuck you dude, I’m not going to be single forever, I’m going to be going out. “Just Like Earle’ was very musically kind of an ode to The Chicks.”

For Twinnie, the entire creative process for the record is something that she takes very seriously. The singer continues to create visuals and direct the videos for the music, as well as, takes ownership for other aspects of her artistry. Twinnie also made history as the first every Romany traveller to grace the Opry stage, singing music off this new project.

While Twinnie’s journey has been full of ups and downs, she remains authentic and honest in music and in life. “You never know what’s in front of you, and you should just trust and believe, and I feel like I’m in the right place,” she shared. Fans can expect more honesty and more wisdom in the second-half of her Blue Hour project in an EP called Blue Hour (After Dawn), coming down the pipeline soon.



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