Wheelsby Hometown News
Ron Kingery and Scott Whitehead, known as the duo Hometown News, are not brothers, but they could pass for brothers with their incredibly synchronized two-part harmony. In fact, Kingery and Whitehead only met in 1996, six years prior to the release of their debut album, Wheels. Naturally, a two-man harmony act immediately calls to mind greats such as the Bellamy Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, and countless others, but make no mistake: Hometown News is no knock-off. These two songwriters turned artists turned producers have realized a sound they can call their own. The slice-of-life subject matter on Wheels offers wide appeal. The working men and women of the world will appreciate "Revitalize," a song about being stuck in the rut of the 40-plus-hour week. The domestic aspect of life is the focus of "Minivan," a fond farewell to the impulsiveness of your twenties and an enthusiastic embrace of your responsible thirties. Not forgotten are youth and seniority in the album's title cut, which points out that you are introduced to this world on the wheels of a stroller and often leave it on the wheels of a wheelchair. One of the most substantial debut albums of its day, "Wheels" truly offers something for everyone. Its expert songwriting, masterful harmony, and variety are to be commended.
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- VFR RECORDS
Performance CreditsHometown News Primary Artist
Brad Davis Acoustic Guitar
David Hoffner Keyboards
Jim Hoke Penny Whistle,Bass Harmonica
Rob Mitchell Percussion,Drums
Wanda Vick Banjo,Mandolin
Mark Burchfield Bass
Bill Able Guitar,Electric Guitar
Scott Whitehead Acoustic Guitar,Classical Guitar
Technical CreditsDavid Hoffner Engineer
Randy Gardner Engineer
Aimee Roberts Graphic Design,Art Direction,Tray Photo
Hometown News Contributor
Ron Kingery Producer
Scott Whitehead Producer
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I love Hometown News! They are from the same town that I am in IL. So its awesome to see some one make it that I know
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST C D'S I HAVE EVER HEARD!!EVERY SONG IS GREAT, NOT JUST A FEW!! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!
These guys nail down a great harmony sound that hasn't been heard since the Everly Brothers. I like the CD better each time I play it.
This duo is great and I wish them much success! I love all the songs--but favorites are Revitalize and Wheels. Congratulations on your Opry debut! I can't wait to see you in concert!!!
I have seen them in concert a couple times, and they just get better. Looking forward to next CD. Give this one a try, and you won't be disappointed.