When people see the Norris
Twins entertain for the first time, their reactions
are often the same – Melinda “Lindy”
and Rebecca “Becky” Norris are such
polished performers they must have been born onstage!
And that's not far from the truth.
"venue" was church. As youngsters, the
twins had a special influence with the minister
who was also their father and they used it often
to create occasions for singing Sunday morning duets.
Finally, when they were old enough, the family took
their show on the road, performing as The Images
in churches across America.
Soon after, Melinda and Rebecca became the youngest
entertainers in Branson, Missouri, when they joined
the cast of the Baldknobbers Jamboree show,
the pioneer show in Branson. Every evening for seven
years they sang and danced onstage, becoming two
of Branson's most sought-after personalities.
Those seven years of entertaining live audiences
gave them the kind of stage experience most performers
don't gain for many years. In 1991, that experience
paid off … one evening television producers
happened into the Baldknobbers show, and were immediately
taken with their warm presence and unflappable confidence.
Talks led to auditions, and before long the twins
were on the road to Nashville to become cast members
of Hee Haw.
Being part of Hee Haw provided them with
a whirlwind of entertainment experiences. A few
of the stars with which they had the opportunity
to perform with was Garth Brooks, Alabama, Ronnie
Milsap, and of course Roy Clark and the whole Hee
years, The Norris Twins traveled with their band
to casinos, fairs, clubs and theaters across the
United States and abroad, as well as opening for
major recording artists such as Keith Urban, Martina
McBride, Barbara Mandrell, Lee Greenwood, Marie
Osmond, Restless Heart, and the list goes on and
on... Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts was a talented
part of their band.
Entertaining for USO shows in South Korea was an
especially memorable experience for them. Successes
were coming with increasing intensity when the girls
decided to take a break to start their families.
Right now, command performances for weddings and
other events remind them of their enduring love
for the arts.
performance break, MelindaNorrisPhotography.com
has done extensive promotional photography for many
artists including Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire and
Trisha Yearwood. Melinda completes her love of the
art by writing, singing background vocals for major
artists, and recording songs of her own. Not long
ago, she was invited to be on ABC’s The
Bachelor Show. She decided to accept the invitation
and enjoyed her experience appearing in season six.
Besides recording in the studio like her sister,
Rebecca has worked behind the scenes on the road
with Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Sara Evans,
Jamie O’Neil and Carolyn Dawn Johnson. She
has been active in TheMusicGroupInt.com, a publishing/artist
management company with her husband. A few of their
clients are Little Texas lead singer Tim Rushlow;
John Stone, writer of Me and My Gang for
Rascal Flatts; Nick Hoffman, Kenny Chesney’s
fiddle player/background vocalist soon to be released
as a solo artist; and Walker Hayes, a new artist
coming out this spring on Capitol Records.
It may not be long before The Norris Twins are in
the thick of it once more since the devoted fans
they acquired through the years are asking for their
dazzling performances again. Right now their most
important fans are three awesome little boys that
keep both girls very busy.
HISTORY OF THE NORRIS
and Rebecca ("Becky")
Ht: 5'9"; Wt: 135; Sz: 6
Sally Jesse Raphael Show Guest Performers
Jenny Jones Show Guest Performers
Branson Jam at the Grand Palace (Americana TV Ntwk)
Hee Haw Cast Members
Entertainment Tonight Featured
Life Styles of the Rich and Famous Featured
On the Road with Charles Kurault Featured
Crook & Chase Featured
Nashville Now Featured
Good Morning America Featured
Inside Edition Featured
ABC's The Bachelor Show
Commercials (Oldsmobile, Bass Pro, MO Tourism,
KPLX Dallas, Carvel Boats Florida) Featured
*Training: Clair Sinnett, Peggy Klaus
Stoneridge Country Amphitheater Emcees/Opening Act
All American Music Show Headline Act
Best of Branson Tour Headline Act
Players Riverboat Casino (at Merv Griffin's Landing)
Las Vegas Hilton Headline Act
Grand Ole Opry Featured
Roy Clark Celebrity Theatre Opening Act
Roy Clark Celebrity Gala Golf Tournament Featured
Baldknobbers Hillbilly Jamboree Show Featured
Mutton Hollow Headline Act
"Dave and Sugar" (a national recording
group) Featured as "Sugar"
Norris Twins Variety Show - Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down
Kenny Rogers Telethon Featured
Presidential Audience Featured
Texas Steel Guitar Convention Headline Act
Country Western Video Featured
Baldknobbers Video Vol. 1 & 2 Featured
Images Concert Tour Headline Act
Norris & Norris Albums and Videos Recording
**Numerous performances at Casino's, Fairs, Clubs,
Corporation Shows, etc.
Entertainment Weekly, People, USA Today, Forbes,
Country Music Mag., Bass Pro Catalog, Swimwear Illustrated,
Stern, Ujena Swimwear, The Globe Magazine, KC Star,
MO Tourism Commission, St. Louis Post Dispatch,
Ozark Mountain Country Review, Nashville Tennessean,
Atlanta Constitution, Showbiz Weekly, The Star Magazine.
CONTACT and BOOKINGS
The Music Group
P.O. Box 120053
Nashville, TN 37212