Thrasher Shiver

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Thrasher Shiver
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country
Years active1995–1997
Labels Asylum
Past membersKelly Shiver
Neil Thrasher

Thrasher Shiver /ˈθræʃərˈʃvər/ was an American country music duo composed of Neil Thrasher and Kelly Shiver, both of whom sang lead vocals and played acoustic guitar. In late 1996, the duo released a self-titled album for Asylum Records, and charted two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. After the duo split up in 1997, Thrasher found work as a songwriter, writing for Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, and others.

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Biography

Thrasher Shiver was founded in 1995, when singer-songwriters Neil Thrasher and Kelly Shiver were introduced to each other by Bob Doyle, owner of a management company who managed Garth Brooks. When the two began writing and singing songs together, they discovered that their voices blended well, so they decided to form a duo. [1] Both members sang all the lead vocals together, as opposed to one singing lead and the other singing harmony.

In 1995, Thrasher Shiver was signed to Asylum Records. The duo's self-titled debut album was released on September 9, 1996. [1] It produced two chart singles in "Goin' Goin' Gone" and "Be Honest", which respectively reached No. 65 and No. 49. on the country charts. One year after the album's release, Diamond Rio charted with the song "That's What I Get for Lovin' You", which Thrasher co-wrote. (He would later co-write the band's 2003 single "Wrinkles" as well.) Thrasher Shiver also was nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards. [2]

Although Thrasher Shiver did not record another album, both of its members have continued to write songs for other country music artists, with Thrasher being the more prolific of the two. [1] Thrasher's credits include Number One hits for Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney, as well as several cuts by other artists.

Discography

Albums

TitleAlbum details
Thrasher Shiver

Singles

YearSinglePeak positionsAlbum
US Country
1996"Goin' Goin' Gone"65Thrasher Shiver
"Closer" [3]
1997"Be Honest"49
"Between the Stones and Jones" [4]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

YearVideoDirector
1996"Goin' Goin' Gone"
1997"Be Honest" [5] Joel Franks

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References

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  2. Awards Database: Thrasher & Shiver
  3. "Reviews". Billboard: 80. October 26, 1996.
  4. "Reviews". Billboard: 74. June 14, 1997.
  5. "CMT : Videos : Thrasher Shiver : Be Honest". Country Music Television . Retrieved September 30, 2011.