Amanda Wilkinson, performing as part of Small Town Pistols, in concert at Burlington's Sound of Music Festival in 2012
|Birth name||Amanda Nicole Wilkinson|
|Born||January 17, 1982|
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
|Years active||1998 – present|
|Associated acts||The Wilkinsons,|
Small Town Pistols
Amanda Wilkinson was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. She is a member of the country group The Wilkinsons, which includes her father Steve and brother Tyler. She began singing early. Her dad inspired her. They first sang together at a family event and then continued singing together. In 1997, the Wilkinson family moved to Nashville. Their first single "26 Cents" was a success leading to Gold certifications in both the United States and Canada. Other albums The Wilkinsons have released include Here and Now (2000), Highway (2005) and Home (2007).
In 2004, Wilkinson began to sing solo, along with continuing to sing with the family. Her first solo album, Amanda Wilkinson, was released in 2005. In 2006, Wilkinson was nominated for Single of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year at the Canadian Country Music Awards.
In 2012, Wilkinson and her brother Tyler formed a new country group called Small Town Pistols. The first single they released was called "Colour Blind". Small Town Pistols released an album, Small Town Pistols, in Canada in February 2013.
|CAN Country||US R&R Country|
|2003||"Gone from Love Too Long"||—||49||Amanda Wilkinson|
|2005||"No More Me and You"||12||—|
|2006||"It's Okay to Cry"||10||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|2005||"No More Me and You"||Warren P. Sonoda|
|"It's Okay to Cry"||Margaret Malandruccolo|
Awards and nominations
|2005||Canadian Country Music Association||Female Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award||Won|
|2006||Juno Awards of 2006||Country Recording of the Year – Amanda Wilkinson||Nominated|
|Canadian Country Music Association||Female Artist of the Year||Nominated|
|Album of the Year – Amanda Wilkinson||Nominated|
|Single of the Year – "It's Okay to Cry"||Nominated|
|CMT Video of the Year – "It's Okay to Cry"||Nominated|
- The Wilkinsons (TV series) (2006) .... Herself
- Amanda Wilkinson
- The Wilkonsons Online. Individual Bios. Accessed April 10, 2011
- 26 cents: The Wilkinsons Official Video at YouTube
- Railway Country and Bluegrass Festival, 2010 Performing Artists. Amanda Wilkinson. Accessed April 10, 2011
- Brown, Chris (January 18, 2013). "Years and life give Tyler and Amanda Wilkinson new maturity on new project". Medicine Hat News. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 18, 2013.
- Peak positions for singles by Amanda Wilkinson:
- "Gone from Love Too Long" – "R&R Country Top 50" (PDF). Radio & Records: 36. November 28, 2003.
- "No More Me and You" – "R&R Canada Country Top 30" (PDF). Radio & Records: 44. August 19, 2005.
- "It's Okay to Cry" – "R&R Canada Country Top 30" (PDF). Radio & Records: 44. March 24, 2006.
- "Walk Away" – "Canada Country" (PDF). Radio & Records: 36. October 13, 2006.
- Amanda Wilkinson on IMDb
- Canadian Country Music Awards: Walk Away. YouTube Accessed April 10, 2011
- Amanda Wilkinson Sings No More Me and You. Receives CCMA's 2005 Chevy Truck Rising Star Award Accessed April 10, 2011
- It's Okay to Cry. YouTube Accessed April 10, 2011
- Wilkinson Promotional Video at YouTube Accessed April 10, 2011
- Nobody Died, school video at YouTube Accessed April 10, 2011
- You Heal Me at YouTube Accessed April 10, 2011
- When I am Old at YouTube Accessed April 10, 2011
- The Wilkinsons Visit College Street School, Quinte Broadcasting see No. 7 Accessed April 10, 2011