The Remingtons

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The Remingtons
Remingtons promo photo.jpg
Background information
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country
Years active 1991–1993
Labels BNA
Associated acts
Past members

The Remingtons was an American country music group founded by Jimmy Griffin, Richard Mainegra, and Rick Yancey, all of whom played guitar and sang. All three members were previously members of soft rock groups: Griffin was previously a member of Bread, while Mainegra and Yancey had previously been part of another soft-rock group called Cymarron. Yancey left in 1992 and was replaced by Denny Henson. The band recorded two albums for BNA Records (then known as BNA Entertainment), and charted five country singles, including the number 10 "A Long Time Ago."

Biography[edit]

The Remingtons were founded in 1991 by singers Jimmy Griffin, Richard Mainegra, and Rick Yancey. Griffin was a founding member of the soft rock group Bread, and both Mainegra and Yancey previously recorded in Cymarron, another soft rock band.[1] Griffin also recorded in 1990 as one-third of Black Tie, which also included former solo singer Billy Swan and former Eagles member Randy Meisner.[2]

The Remingtons were the first act signed to BNA Entertainment (later BNA Records), founded in 1991.[3] Their debut album, Blue Frontier, was released that year. It accounted for three straight Top 40 hits on the Billboard country charts, including the number 10 "A Long Time Ago".[4] Yancey was replaced in 1992 by Denny Henson, a former member of Dan Fogelberg's backing band,[5] shortly before the group released its second album, 1993's Aim for the Heart. The album still featured several songs written by Yancey, and he played acoustic guitar on the album's cover of Bread's "Everything I Own".[6]

Griffin and Yancey, along with Ronnie Guilbeau formed GYG (Griffin, Yancey, Guilbeau) in 2001. They recorded only one album and performed in and around the Nashville area until Griffin was diagnosed with cancer and died in 2005.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country
[7]
US Heat CAN Country
[8]
Blue Frontier 55 23 18
Aim for the Heart
  • Release date: April 6, 1993
  • Label: BNA Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[5]
CAN Country
[9]
1991 "A Long Time Ago" 10 18 Blue Frontier
1992 "I Could Love You (With My Eyes Closed)" 33 35
"Two-Timin' Me" 18 34
1993 "Nobody Loves You When You're Free" 52 85 Aim for the Heart
"Wall Around Her Heart" 69 91

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1991 "A Long Time Ago" Gustavo Garzon
1992 "I Could Love You (With My Eyes Closed)" Steve Boyle
1993 "Nobody Loves You When You're Free"
"Wall Around Her Heart"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Remingtons Biography | OLDIES.com". oldies.com. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Jimmy Griffin, of Bread and the Remingtons, Dead at 61 | CMT". cmt.com. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ Flint, J.H.; Nelson, J.A. (1993). The insider's country music handbook. Gibbs-Smith. ISBN 9780879055639. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ allmusic (((The Remingtons > Charts & Awards > Billboard singles)))
  5. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 347. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  6. ^ Aim for the Heart (CD booklet). The Remingtons. BNA Records. 1993. 66152. 
  7. ^ "The Remingtons Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Country Albums". RPM. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved December 11, 2010.