John & Audrey Wiggins

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John & Audrey Wiggins
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John (right) and Audrey Wiggins. Photo by Señor McGuire.
Background information
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country
Years active 1994–1997
Labels PolyGram/Mercury
Associated acts Randy Houser
Joe Nichols
Past members Audrey Wiggins
John Wiggins

John & Audrey Wiggins were an American country music duo formerly signed to Mercury Records. The duo consisted of John Wiggins (born October 13, 1962 in Nashville, Tennessee) and his sister, Audrey (born December 26, 1967 in Asheville, North Carolina), both of whom alternated as lead vocalists. They recorded two studio albums for PolyGram/Mercury Records between 1994 and 1997, in addition to charting four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. John has since become a Nashville songwriter, with cuts by Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, and others.

Biography[edit]

John Wiggins was born on October 13, 1962 in Nashville, Tennessee, and his sister, Audrey, was born December 26, 1967 in Asheville, North Carolina.[1] They had been singers since childhood,[2] and their father, Johnny Wiggins, was the "Singing Bus Driver" on Ernest Tubb's 1960s tours.[3] John made his singing debut at age four, and for the next several years, they performed in their father's band.[4] In the 1980s, the Wiggins siblings and Clinton Gregory joined the house band at a North Carolina venue called The Stompin' Ground.[1]

They signed to PolyGram/Mercury Records in 1994, shortly before their father died.[1] Working with producers Jim Cotton and Joe Scaife, they released their self-titled debut that year. The album produced three chart entries on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the No. 22 "Has Anybody Seen Amy". In 1995, 1996, and 1997, John & Audrey Wiggins received Country Music Association nominations for Duo of the Year.[5] A second album, The Dream, followed in 1997 under the production of Dann Huff. and the only charting release from it was "Somewhere in Love" which peaked at No. 49 on the country charts.

In the 2000s, John found work as a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee. Among his cuts were the singles "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" by Joe Nichols;[6] "Anything Goes" by Randy Houser;[7] and "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" by Nichols and by Blake Shelton.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
John & Audrey Wiggins
The Dream
  • Release date: April 22, 1997
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Format: CD, cassette

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1994 "Falling Out of Love" 47 John & Audrey Wiggins
"Has Anybody Seen Amy" 22 34
"She's in the Bedroom Cryin'" 58 68
1995 "Memory Making Night" 84
1997 "Somewhere in Love" 49 51 The Dream
"Crazy Love"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1994 "Fallin' Out of Love" Thom Oliphant
"Has Anybody Seen Amy" Martin Kahan
"She's in the Bedroom Cryin'"
1997 "Somewhere in Love" Deaton-Flanigen Productions
"Crazy Love" Thom Oliphant

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "John & Audrey Wiggins biography". MyWire. 2007-02-01. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  2. ^ allmusic ((( John Wiggins > Overview)))
  3. ^ Cannon, Bob (September 1994). "Album reviews". New Country: 57–58. ISSN 1074-536X. 
  4. ^ Callaway, Todd. "Carrying on the dream". Mountain Grown Music. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  5. ^ Morris, Edwards (10 August 2000). "The Vocal Duo Dilemma: They Also Serve Who Also Run". CMT.com. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  6. ^ CMT.com : Joe Nichols : Joe Nichols' Latest No. 1 Draws Big Crowd
  7. ^ "Randy Houser Finds All "Goes" Well". Great American Country. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 11 April 2010.