Wright Brothers Band

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Wright Brothers Band
Also known as The Wright Brothers
Origin Bedford, Indiana, USA
Genres Country
Years active 1972–present
Labels Warner Bros., Mercury Nashville, Airborne
Members Tom Wright
Tim Wright
John McDowell
Past members Karl Hinkle

The Wright Brothers Band, formerly known as the Wright Brothers Overland Stage Company, formed in 1972, is an Indiana based music group. They perform songs from the 1920s to the present day, and can cover bluegrass, pop standards, country, gospel, and even Aerosmith rock standards. The band briefly gained national attention with their patriotic song "Made in the U.S.A." which celebrated companies that continued to manufacture their products in the United States. They performed on the Grand Ole Opry, The Today Show and appeared 12 times on Nashville Now. Signed with Warner Bros. and Mercury records in the eighties, the Wright Brothers had nine singles reach Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart. The band also recorded Shot Down in Hot Blood and a cover of "Jim Dandy" for the soundtrack of the 1987 Goldie Hawn movie Overboard, in which they also made a live appearance.[1]

The band's first three albums, "Cornfield Cowboys", "Memorablia Box", and "Third Phonograph Album" were collected into a box set called "Anthology" first on vinyl and then on CD. "Memorabilia Box" featured live medleys of Harry Nillson's "The Rainmaker" with their own "Dawson", Mickey Newbury's "An American Trilogy" (Battle Hymn of the Republic/Dixie/All My Trials), and Neil Diamond's "Solaimon/Brother Love".

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Albums[edit]

Year Album US Country Label
1984 Easy Street 55 Mercury

Singles[edit]

Year Single US Country Album
1981 "Family Man" 35 singles only
1982 "When You Find Her, Keep Her" 42
"Made in the U.S.A." 40
1983 "So Easy to Love" 68
1984 "Southern Women" 33 Easy Street
"So Close" 46
"Eight Days a Week" 57
1985 "Fire in the Sky" 48 singles only
1988 "Come On Rain" 85

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