Thursday, July 16, 2015

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-The Wreckers

Artist:The Wreckers
Song:Leave The Pieces
Album:Stand Still, Look Pretty

The duo The Wreckers scored a number one country music hit with Leave The Pieces in 2005. They were a side project of the successful singer songwriter Michelle Branch. Michelle had success with the 2002 single All You Wanted but most folks will remember her guest vocal on the Carlos Santana hit The Game Of Love. After her 2003 album Hotel Paper, Michelle married bassist Teddy Landau and they had a daughter. She started working with Jessica Harp who sang backup vocals on Hotel Paper. Michelle liked how they sounded together. They decided to record together as The Wreckers and signed with Michelle's label Maverick Records. The CD Stand Still, Look Pretty was supposed to be released in 2005 but was delayed due to Michelle's pregnancy. It was released in 2006 and Leave The Pieces topped the country charts. The album was certified Gold. Michelle and Jessica wrote a lot of the songs on the album and most of the album was produced by John Levanthal who is Rosanne Cash's husband. But Leave The Pieces was written by Jennifer Hanson and Billy Austin and produced by John Shanks from Melissa Etheridge's band. Jennifer recorded an album in 2003 but she has been more successful as a songwriter. Occasional songwriting partner Austin is a session musician. The Wreckers appeared on the TV series One Tree Hill and then toured with Rascal Flatts. The Wreckers only recorded one album as Michelle and Jessica returned to their solo careers. Jessica said at the time that the Wreckers would record again but they haven't. Michelle has recorded but very little has been released. She is currently working on a new album. Jessica released the album A Woman Needs in 2010 but then announced her retirement from recording and she would concentrate on songwriting. It looks like both ladies were having problems with Warner Bros. Maybe they should reform The Wreckers. Here's the video for Leave The Pieces by The Wreckers.

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