Matthews, Wright & King

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Matthews, Wright & King
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Raymond Matthews, Woody Wright, and Tony King
Background information
Origin United States
Genres Country
Years active 1991–1993
Labels Columbia
Associated acts Memphis
Past members Raymond Matthews
Woody Wright
Tony King

Matthews, Wright & King was an American country music group formed in 1991. The band, Raymond Matthews (born October 13, 1956), Woody Wright (born October 10, 1957) and Tony King (born June 27, 1957), was put together by Columbia Records producer Larry Strickland after Shenandoah left the label, as an attempt to keep a viable country band on that label. Wright had previously been in another band called Memphis.

Though they enjoyed video success on CMT and TNN as well as touring with Reba McEntire for two seasons, their highest charting radio single, "The Power of Love," peaked at No. 41 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1992. It was the title track of their debut album, issued that same year on Columbia Records. The trio dissolved shortly after the release of their second album, Dream Seekers.

Since disbanding, Tony King joined Brooks & Dunn's backing band and was also briefly engaged to Wynonna Judd, Woody Wright found success as a gospel songwriter, producer and solo artist, while Raymond Matthews returned to his native Alabama and a successful contracting business.

In 2013, Raymond Matthews and his daughter, Ashley Matthews Mobley, released an album entitled "Come Home". The album is a compilation of gospel songs written by Raymond. Production and recording took place at Dugger Mountain Music Hall near Heflin, Alabama.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details
Power of Love
Dream Seekers
  • Release date: July 20, 1993
  • Label: Columbia Records

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country CAN Country
1992 "The Power of Love" 41 45 Power of Love
"Mother's Eyes" 55 76
"House Huntin'" 68
1993 "I Got a Love" 45 75 Dream Seekers
"One of These Days" 74 63
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1992 "The Power of Love" Michael Merriman
"Mother's Eyes"
1993 "I Got a Love" Michael Merriman
"One of These Days"

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