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Encyclopedia > The Wreckers
Background information
Origin Flag of United States United States
Genre(s) Country
Pop
Country rock
Years active 2004—present
Label(s) Warner Bros. Records
Website thewreckers.com
Members
Michelle Branch
Jessica Harp

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Contents

Beginnings

The Wreckers were formed when Michelle Branch recruited her longtime friend and backing vocalist Jessica Harp -- who, at the time, was en route to signing a record deal of her own -- on a new musical venture, incorporating elements from both Branch's pop-rock style and Harp's classical style to form a unique-sounding duo. Thus, The Wreckers (a shortened form of the second band name given to the girls by Michelle's husband Teddy Landau, "The Cass County Homewreckers") were formed, and signed to Maverick Records. Soon, their song "The Good Kind" -- originally recorded solely by Harp -- was featured on the hit teen television series One Tree Hill. They performed this song on the show on February 8, 2005. Later that month, the duo embarked on the month-long, nation-wide One Tree Hill Tour alongside Gavin DeGraw, Tyler Hilton, and Bethany Joy Lenz. Branch later expressed her dislike of going on tour without releasing an album first, and The Wreckers then attempted to release their debut album, Stand Still, Look Pretty. However, the album faced several delays. For Japanese racehorse, see Pop Rock (horse). ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... Teddy Landau was born in 1964 and is a bass guitarist for singer/songwriter Michelle Branch, whom he married in Mexico on May 23, 2004. ... Maverick Recording Company, is an American record label owned and operated by Warner Music Group, and distributed through Warner Bros. ... One Tree Hill is an American teen television drama. ... is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gavin DeGraw (born February 4, 1977) is an American pop singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist. ... Tyler James Hilton (born on November 22, 1983, in Palm Springs, California) is a singer-songwriter and actor. ... Bethany Joy Lenz (born April 2, 1981 in Hollywood, Florida but she moved to Texas at age 4) landed her first role at age 7 as a munchkin in a production of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. ... Stand Still, Look Pretty is the debut album by duo The Wreckers, consisting of pop rock singer-songwriter Michelle Branch and country singer-songwriter Jessica Harp. ...


On December 4, 2005, Branch closed down The Wreckers' message board, saying that she was fed up with fans' negativity. The message read as follows: December 4th redirects here. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

What I am most frustrated at, I suppose, is ... I pay money to keep this website up so all of you "fans" can talk about our music. Why would I want to spend the money so the majority of you can sit around and bitch about us?

—Michelle Branch Closes Down Message Board and Tells Off Fans from Undercover

The message boards were reopened in September 2006.


Stand Still, Look Pretty

Stand Still, Look Pretty was finally released in May 2006, followed by a heavy promotional radio campaign by the band. It made the top five on the country music albums chart in the United States, also making the top twenty on the Billboard 200. Though the market for country music is generally smaller in the UK compared to the United States, the album reached number one on the country chart on that side of the Atlantic. They performed in Indianapolis, Indiana at Monument Circle on April 2 as part of the Final Four celebration. The Wreckers went on tour as Rascal Flatts opening act during the summer of 2006, in addition to playing smaller club dates as headliners. "My, Oh My", was the second single from Stand Still, Look Pretty, and its Wild West-themed video was filmed on the Wild West stage at Universal Studios. They were nominated for "Vocal Duo of the Year" at the 40th Annual CMA Awards, but lost to Brooks & Dunn. In the summer of 2007, they will be on tour with Keith Urban. The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: , County Marion Founded 1821 Government  - Mayor Bart Peterson (D) Area  - City  372 sq mi (963. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Universal Studios Hollywood is the original Universal Studios theme park, created initially to offer tours of the real Universal Studios soundstages and sets. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


In December 2006 The Wreckers were nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal" for "Leave the Pieces".[1] This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was first awarded in 1970. ...


The duo has since stated that their next recording projects will be solo albums. Jessica Harp has stated that they will indeed continue The Wreckers as a side project, but solo albums are what "feel right" for now.[citation needed]


Jessica Harp recently became engaged to the fiddler of their back up band.[citation needed]


Discography

Albums

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Singles

Year Title U.S.[4] U.S. Country U.S. Pop CAN AUS Brazil Indonesia Philippines Album
2005 "The Good Kind" 115 - - - - - 48 27 Stand Still, Look Pretty
2005 "I'm Feeling You" (Santana with The Wreckers) 55 - 53 34 - - 10 16 All That I Am
2006 "Leave the Pieces" 34 1 54 20 87 70 - 1 Stand Still, Look Pretty
2006 "My, Oh My" 87 9 - - - - - - Stand Still, Look Pretty
2007 "Tennessee" - 33 - - - - - - Stand Still, Look Pretty
2007 "This Old Dirt Road (Cigarettes)" - - - - - - - - Stand Still, Look Pretty

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References

  1. ^ "FOX Facts: Complete List of Grammy Award Nominations". Associated Press. December 7, 2006. Retrieved February 4, 2007.
  2. ^ Album is officially Gold. Jessica Harp Forums. Retrieved on 2006-09-16.
  3. ^ Official Soundscan Numbers. Carrie Underwood Fan Forums. Retrieved on 2006-09-16.
  4. ^ "The Wreckers - Artist Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved August 25, 2006.

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The Wreckers were formed when Michelle Branch recruited her longtime friend and backing singer Jessica Harp — who, at the time, was en route to signing a record deal of her own — on a new musical venture, incorporating elements from both Branch's pop-rock style and Harp's classical style to form a unique-sounding amalgamation.
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