Amanda Wilkinson

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Amanda Wilkinson
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Amanda Wilkinson, performing as part of Small Town Pistols, in concert at Burlington's Sound of Music Festival in 2012
Background information
Birth nameAmanda Nicole Wilkinson
Born (1982-01-17) January 17, 1982 (age 38)
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Genres Country
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1998 present
Labels Universal South
Associated acts The Wilkinsons,
Small Town Pistols

Amanda Nicole Wilkinson (born January 17, 1982) is a Canadian country music singer. She was raised in nearby Trenton, Ontario. [1]

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Biography

Amanda Wilkinson was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the country group The Wilkinsons, which includes her father Steve and brother Tyler. She began singing early. Her dad inspired her. [2] They first sang together at a family event and then continued singing together. In 1997, the Wilkinson family moved to Nashville. Their first single "26 Cents" [3] was a success leading to Gold certifications in both the United States and Canada. [1] Other albums The Wilkinsons have released include Here and Now (2000), Highway (2005) and Home (2007). [4]

In 2004, [1] Wilkinson began to sing solo, along with continuing to sing with the family. [2] Her first solo album, Amanda Wilkinson, was released in 2005. In 2006, Wilkinson was nominated for Single of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards.

In 2012, Wilkinson and her brother Tyler formed a new country group called Small Town Pistols. The first single they released was called "Colour Blind". Small Town Pistols released an album, Small Town Pistols , in Canada in February 2013. [5]

Discography

Albums

TitleDetails
Amanda Wilkinson

Singles

YearSinglePeak positions [6] Album
CAN Country US R&R Country
2003"Gone from Love Too Long"49Amanda Wilkinson
2005"No More Me and You"12
2006"It's Okay to Cry"10
"Walk Away"15
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

YearVideoDirector
2005"No More Me and You"Warren P. Sonoda
"It's Okay to Cry" Margaret Malandruccolo

Awards and nominations

YearAssociationCategoryResult
2005 Canadian Country Music Association Female Artist of the YearNominated
Chevy Trucks Rising Star AwardWon
2006 Juno Awards of 2006 Country Recording of the YearAmanda WilkinsonNominated
Canadian Country Music AssociationFemale Artist of the YearNominated
Album of the Year – Amanda WilkinsonNominated
Single of the Year – "It's Okay to Cry"Nominated
CMT Video of the Year – "It's Okay to Cry"Nominated

Filmography

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Amanda Wilkinson
  2. 1 2 The Wilkonsons Online. Individual Bios. Accessed April 10, 2011
  3. 26 cents: The Wilkinsons Official Video at YouTube
  4. Railway Country and Bluegrass Festival, 2010 Performing Artists. Amanda Wilkinson. Accessed April 10, 2011
  5. Brown, Chris (January 18, 2013). "Years and life give Tyler and Amanda Wilkinson new maturity on new project". Medicine Hat News . Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
  6. Peak positions for singles by Amanda Wilkinson: