Small Town Pistols

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Small Town Pistols
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Small Town Pistols, consisting of Amanda Wilkinson (front) and her brother Tyler (left), performing at the Sound of Music festival in Burlington, ON
Background information
Origin Trenton, Ontario, Canada
Genres Country
Years active2012–present
Labels 604
Associated acts The Wilkinsons
Members Amanda Wilkinson
Tyler Wilkinson

Small Town Pistols is a Canadian country music duo composed of Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson, formerly of The Wilkinsons. [1]


The two siblings were each pursuing individual solo careers when they both went through difficult break-ups. [2] That led them to start writing music together again with an eye towards pitching songs to other artists [3] including Lady Antebellum. [4] On listening to their new material they decided to perform it themselves. While they did discuss using the Wilkinson name for their new material, [3] they decided to use a fresh name. The name Small Town Pistols is a reference to their having been "raised in a small town of like 14,000 people" [5] while the Pistols is a reference to their grandmother Ida.

Their self-titled debut album was released by 604 Records on February 19, 2013. [6] Its second single, "Living on the Outside," debuted on the Canadian Hot 100 in January 2013. [7]


Studio albums

Small Town Pistols
  • Release date: May 26, 2015
  • Label: 604 Records


YearSinglePeak chart
CAN Country
2012"Colour Blind"14Small Town Pistols
"Living on the Outside"1090
2013"Blame It on the Radio"27
"Anthem of a Runaway"22
2014"I Only Smoke When I Drink"38Pistology
2015"Can't Wait to Meet You"30
"Jester in a Crown"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

2012"Colour Blind"John "JP" Poliquin
"Living on the Outside" Stephano Barberis
2013"Blame It on the Radio"
2014"I Only Smoke When I Drink"
2015"Can't Wait to Meet You"
"Jester in a Crown" [10]

Awards and nominations

2013 Canadian Country Music Association Group or Duo of the YearNominated
Album of the Year – Small Town PistolsNominated
2014 Juno Awards of 2014 Country Album of the YearSmall Town PistolsNominated
Canadian Country Music AssociationGroup or Duo of the YearWon
2015Group or Duo of the YearNominated

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