Orrall & Wright

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Orrall & Wright
Origin United States
Genres Country
Years active 1994
Labels Giant
Associated acts Shenandoah
Past members Robert Ellis Orrall
Curtis Wright

Orrall & Wright was an American country music duo composed of Robert Ellis Orrall and Curtis Wright. Both members had recorded solo albums and had charted singles of their own prior to Orrall & Wright's inception. As Orrall & Wright, they charted two more singles and recorded a self-titled album on the Giant label.

Unlike most other country music duos present at the time, Orrall & Wright's members shared lead vocals on every song that they recorded.[1] Although active for only one year, they received a Duo of the Year nomination from the Country Music Association.[2][3][4] By the end of 1994, both members resumed their solo careers. Wright joined the band Shenandoah, in which he served as lead singer until being replaced with Jimmy Yeary in 2007. After leaving Shenandoah, he joined Pure Prairie League. Orrall, meanwhile, has continued a solo career.

Orrall & Wright (1994)[edit]

Orrall & Wright
Studio album by Orrall & Wright
Released July 19, 1994 (1994-07-19)
Genre Country
Length 32:29
Label Giant
Producer Lynn Peterzell, Robert Ellis Orrall, Curtis Wright

Track listing[edit]

  1. "She Loves Me Like She Means It" (Angelo Petraglia, Robert Ellis Orrall, Billy Spencer) – 2:44
  2. "The Last Time I Loved Like That" (Orrall, Curtis Wright) – 3:50
  3. "I'm Outta Here" (T. J. Knight, Wright) – 3:21
  4. "Fall Reaching" (Josh Leo, Orrall) – 3:31
  5. "What Do You Want from Me" (Orrall, Wright) – 3:01
  6. "Go West Young Man" (Orrall, Wright, Spencer) – 3:22
  7. "You Saved Me" (Wright) – 3:03
  8. "Pound, Pound, Pound" (Orrall, Dale Jarvis) – 3:11
  9. "If You Could Say What I'm Thinking" (Orrall, Wright) – 3:43
  10. "I'll Tell You When I Get There" (Petraglia, Orrall, Wright) – 2:43

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
US Country CAN Country
1994 "She Loves Me Like She Means It" 47 39
"If You Could Say What I'm Thinking" 70 68
1995 "What Do You Want from Me"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1994 "She Loves Me Like She Means It"[5] Roger Pistole
"If You Could Say What I'm Thinking"[6] Jeff Smith

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simons, David (July 1994). "New Traditions: Orrall & Wright". New Country 1 (5): 16. ISSN 1074-536X. 
  2. ^ "Robert Ellis Orrall". Peer Music. Archived from the original on 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  3. ^ Morris, Edward (2000-08-10). "They Vocal Duo Dilemma: They Also Serve Those Who Also Ran". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  4. ^ "Awards Database - 1994". Country Music Association. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  5. ^ "CMT : Videos : Orrall & Wright : She Loves Me Like She Means It". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ "CMT : Videos : Orrall & Wright : If You Could Say What I'm Thinking". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 5, 2011.