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."
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. Griffin also recorded in 1990 as one-third of Black Tie, which also comprised former solo singer Billy Swan and former Eagles member Randy Meisner.
The Remingtons were the first act signed to BNA Entertainment (later BNA Records), founded in 1991. 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". Yancey was replaced in 1992 by Denny Henson, a former member of Dan Fogelberg's backing band, shortly before the group released its second album, 1993's Aim for the Heart.
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.
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