Robyn and Ryleigh — Celeb Crushes
“Part mud, makeup, glamour and fun,” these two sisters from Vancouver, BC are blazing a new trail in Canadian country music. Blazing because they’re hot. See what we did there? Fire?
Robyn and Ryleigh‘s highly-anticipated first full-length country/pop album, ‘Robyn & Ryleigh’ comes out on July 3rd. Robyn is lead songwriter of the duo, and began writing songs when she was 12 while teaching herself to play guitar. Ryleigh soon joined in, adding harmonies to her older sister’s songs. They loved it so much it was clear that they had found their career path.
Infamous country producers/managers David Wills and Paul Shatto discovered the duo in 2010, and took them under their wing, to fine-tune their sound in the studio. They soon released their debut EP, ‘Love Always,’ and played showcases all over Canada.
In 2012 they were nominated for ‘The Horizon Award’ and ‘Group/Duo of the Year’ at the BC Country Music Awards, and were quickly signed to Raincoast Music. Their 2013 release features songwriting/collaboration by Taylor Swift, Steven Lee Olsen, and Kathleen Higgins.
Robyn & Ryleigh are country girls, through and through; Robyn works on her own car, and Ryleigh is really into riding quads. They sing about fast cars, boys, and hot summer nights. Check them out on their official site and Twitter to make sure you stay up to speed, and check out more pics and videos below.