The Wilsons (country duo)

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The Wilsons
OriginRichmond, Ontario, Canada
GenresCountry
Years active2006–present
LabelsOpen Road
MembersDave Wilson
Kortney Wilson

The Wilsons was a Canadian husband and wife Dave and Kortney Wilson, who were country musicians and television personalities in Nashville, Tennessee.[1] They are now TV presenters on the HGTV program Masters of Flip, having given up their music careers. They operate a business that flips (buys, renovates and sells) houses, the basis for the television program.[2][3][2][4][5]

History[edit]

Dave from Ottawa, Ontario and Kortney from Ayr, Ontario before moving to the US, separately relocated to Nashville and signed solo deals with Lyric Street Records.[6][7] While neither artist released an album for Lyric Street, Kortney charted two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in the United States as Kortney Kayle. Kortney also made several appearances on the soap opera One Life to Live.[6][8]

The pair met and started a family after they were each released from the label in 2003.[9] They began performing together as The Wilsons in 2006. In 2009, they became the stars of Meet the Wilsons, an eight-part half-hour series directed and edited by Bill Filipiak airing on CMT in Canada.[10][11] The show debuted in the United States in December on CMT with a four episode marathon.

The duo's first single, "Stick Together", was released in August 2009. The Wilsons released their first album, The Wilsons for Open Road Recordings in June 2010.[10] They later lost their recording deal and turned to renovating and flipping houses in Nashville, and this led to them starring in the reality television series Masters of Flip.[12][13] The series runs on HGTV in North America but is also shown in numerous other countries.[14]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details
The Wilsons

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2009 "Stick Together" The Wilsons
2010 "Mine All Mine"
2012 "Marry Me Again" N/A

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2009 "Stick Together" Warren P. Sonoda
2010 "Mine All Mine"
2012 "Marry Me Again" Jeth Weinrich
"My List This Christmas"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HGTV ‘Flip’ stars share tips at Raleigh’s Southern Ideal Home Show". News Observer, By Brooke Cain March 31, 2017
  2. ^ a b Dekel, John. "How a Canadian couple discovered the American dream in Nashville". Postmedia. Retrieved 20018-08-01. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Renovating and decorating with HGTV's Kortney and Dave Wilson". Washington Post. Retrieved 20018-08-01. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ . HGTV https://www.hgtv.com/design-blog/shows/11-things-to-know-about-dave-and-kortney-wilson. Retrieved August 1, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ . Ottawa at Home https://www.ottawaathome.ca/homes_article.php?articleID=323. Retrieved August 1, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ a b Shaw, Ted. "Meet the Wilsons: CMT reality stars". Canwest News Service. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  7. ^ "Meet the Wilsons". The Windsor Star, 17 September 2009.
  8. ^ "Masters of Flip duo dishes on their dynamic teamwork". Toronto Star Delap, Leanne. Jun 17, 2016 Page: E.1
  9. ^ "Masters of house flipping: Kortney and Dave Wilson". MoneySense, Romana King May 11th, 2015
  10. ^ a b "It's Time to Meet The Wilsons". CMT (Canada). Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  11. ^ "Canadian musicians try flipping houses in reality show"Metro News, Bill Brioux, May 07 2015
  12. ^ "Canadian country musicians look to real estate". Telegraph-Journal, May 8, 2015.
  13. ^ "How a Canadian couple discovered the American dream in Nashville". National Post, Jon Dekel, May 26, 2015
  14. ^ "Masters of Flip stars headline Edmonton Fall Home Show". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 20018-08-01. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)