Amanda Wilkinson Goes Solo

Amanda Wilkinson has signed a solo deal with Universal South Records and is set to begin recording a new album in late spring. It will be the first solo album for the 21-year-old singer who was a member of the trio The Wilkinsons with father Steve and younger brother Tyler. In 1998, the group scored a hit with their debut single, “26 Cents.” Her producer will be Tony Brown, the Universal South executive who has produced Vince Gill, George Strait, Reba McEntire and many others. Brown says, “I’ve been a major fan of Amanda’s for years, and I’m excited about going into the studio with such a great singer. I think there’s a lot of curiosity about what Amanda will do on her own project.” 03/07/03