This singing family delighted country music fans with their 1998 debut, Nothing but Love, which put "26 Cents" on the country charts and the Wilkinsons on the map. In less than a year's time, daughter Amanda, younger brother Tyler, and dad Steve earned an amazing 22 award nominations from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, the Canadian Country Music Association, and the Grammys. Their follow-up, Here and Now, mixes things up over the course of its 11 tracks, with Tyler on lead vocals for five songs. The Wilkinsons are truly a family collaboration, as Steve wrote six of the songs and Amanda and Tyler penned "It Was Only a Kiss." Amanda's vocals, Tyler's harmonies, and Steve's writing all contribute to one of the finest sophomore outings by a country group in a long time.
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AllMusic Review by Maria Konicki Dinoia