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NEWS9 Special Assignment: The Joseph Sisters

Updated: Wednesday, May 21 2014, 03:36 AM EDT

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OHIO COUNTY, W.Va. -- The Joseph Sisters have already performed in Nashville and the Ohio Valley's very own Jamboree in the Hills, having captured crowds with their unique sound.
With a new song out, they're hoping to soon be topping the charts.
Meet sisters Marybeth, Jamie, and the youngest Shalyn.
"Marybeth is the oldest," Jamie said. "There's 2 1/3 years between her and I, and then 16 months between Shalyn and myself."
They make up the band the Joseph Sisters, a little bit of country, a little bit of soul.
"I have always wanted to sing since I could talk," Marybeth said.
Marybeth got a taste of fame early. In first grade, she opened for Kenny Rogers when his show came to Wheeling.
Her two younger sisters also joined in.
"Since we were really little -- like 5 and 6 years old -- we just kept doing it through church and school," Marybeth said.
At first, the trio would use a karaoke tape to perform, but really got together about 4 years ago.
"My dad worked with a guy that played keyboard, so we decided we'd sing between their break," Jamie said.
That's right. It's not just these three girls singing their hearts out. They say it's a family affair. And dad and mom both help out.
"He gets a little overwhelmed with three girls, but he helps so much," Shayln said of her dad. (And) a lot of our costumes you'll see on stage, (our mom) does those."
Shalyn helps with hair and makeup. She works at a local salon.
Marybeth is a teacher and Jamie is a speech pathologist.
These girls are no singing fools; they are eyeing fame.
"Get a deal and become a rock star one day," Marybeth said. "Country music rock stars."
"I wouldn't want to do that by myself or with anyone else," Shalyn said. "I get to do it with the whole family."
The Joseph Sisters may sing about never leaving their hometown, but in reality Nashville is on their minds.
It's apparent when they're on stage.
"You get a little nervous, but once we're up there it's like home," Jamie said.
You have plenty of chances to see them in that "home" environment all summer long, including a July 4 performance at Heinz Field.

Joseph Sisters Summer Schedule
Jun 7: Kanawha County Fair, Quincy, WV, 7:30 p.m.
Jun 13: Willow Valley Double Tree, Lancaster, Pa., 9-11 p.m.
Jun 20: The Gaslight Theater, Sistersville, WV, 8 p.m.
Jun 21: Carroll County Park District, Carrollton, OH, 7-10 p.m.
Jun 26: Berkman Amphitheater, Steubenville, OH
Jun 28: Thunder in the Ville Fireworks Festival, Wintersville, OH, 6:45 p.m.
July 4: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pa. TBA.
Jul 16: Wheeling Heritage Port, Wheeling, WV, 7 p.m.
Jul 26: Seven Springs, Seven Springs, PA, 6-7:30 p.m.
Aug 12: Jefferson County Fair, Smithfield, OH, 8 p.m.
Aug 13: Wetzel County Town & Country Days, New Martinsville, WV, 8:30 p.m.
Aug 15: Weirton Event Center, Weirton, WV, 7-8 p.m.

NEWS9 Special Assignment: The Joseph Sisters


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