Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson Return To U.S. As Newly Formed Duo
(Nashville, Tenn. – Jan. 30, 2014) - Former members of the chart-topping trio The Wilkinsons, Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson, are making their stateside return as Small Town Pistols to release new music from their self-titled debut album. The duo’s first single and video, “Colour Blind,” is now available on iTunes and YouTube.
The duo co-wrote the song with Joey Moi, who is credited for producing the track (“Colour Blind”) and other hits by Florida Georgia Line (“Cruise,” “Get Your Shine On,” and “Round Here”) and Jake Owen (“Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “Days of Gold”).
To view the official video for “Colour Blind,” click here. To learn more about the duo, view their EPK here.
“Colour Blind,” which serves as a lyrical reminder to see everyone’s unique colors and to enjoy all of life, is the first stateside single off their current album. Following the success of their debut, self-titled project in Canada, Amanda and Tyler were anxious to bring their music back to Nashville.
“It’s home for us,” said Amanda.
As teenagers, Amanda and Tyler launched their careers as The Wilkinsons, a band made up of themselves and their father, Steve Wilkinson. Together, they produced two consecutive stateside Top 20 singles, “26 Cents” and “Fly (The Angel Song),” and achieved success at Country radio that led to the success of their first album, Nothing But Love, which reached No. 16 on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts in 1998. That same year, the group garnered nominations for the Country Music Association's Horizon Award and Vocal Group of the Year Award; the Academy of Country Music’s Single of the Year Award; and two GRAMMY Awards (both for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group).
A few years later, with nine Canadian Country Music Awards, a Juno award (equivalent to the American GRAMMY) and a hit reality television series under their belts, Tyler and Amanda both briefly set out to pursue solo careers, but it wasn’t long until they would collaborate again and form Small Town Pistols.
The duo’s debut full-length album is already available through iTunes and other digital retailers.
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