Small Town Pistols Perform ‘Colour Blind’ – Exclusive Video
Small Town Pistols are bringing their music to the US, and they're sharing a very special exclusive performance with readers of the Boot.
The Canadian duo, consisting of siblings Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson, are no strangers to country music fans. Together with their father, Steve Wilkinson, they made up the family trio the Wilkinsons, which scored two stateside Top 20 singles and garnered multiple CMA award nominations. In Canada the group won nine Canadian Country Music Awards and a Juno, and also starred in a reality show for Canadian CMT.
While pursuing their individual solo careers, both Amanda and Tyler went through tough breakups, which led them to start writing together again. After a breakthrough during those sessions, they formed Small Town Pistols, which they named after their "pistol" Grandma Ida.
The duo wrote their debut single, 'Colour Blind,' with producer Joey Moi, who also produced the track. Moi's credits include hits for Florida Georgia Line ('Cruise,' 'Get Your Shine On,' 'Round Here') and Jake Owen ('Barefoot Blue Jean Night,' 'Days of Gold'). The song is a reminder to see everyone's different colors and to truly embrace and enjoy life.
It's just one of the standout tracks from their self-titled debut album, which features both songs of heartbreak and hope, reflecting what they were experiencing during the writing.
“There were a lot of songs on this record that we didn’t only write, we lived,” Tyler notes.