The Wrights are the husband-and-wife country duo of Adam and Shannon Wright. Natives of southwest Georgia, both grew up in musical homes (Adam's uncle was country star Alan Jackson) and turned to country music at an early age. They met each other in 1998 when Adam filled in as a lead guitarist at one of Shannon's club gigs (she was a featured singer in a cover band) and the two began writing songs together almost immediately, eventually falling in love and marrying. The couple moved to Nashville in 2002, where they managed to land a spot opening for Loretta Lynn at the Grand Ole Opry. A song the pair co-wrote, "If Love Was a River," and another song of Adam's, "Strong Enough," both appeared on Jackson's 2004 album release, What I Do.
Gigging wherever they could around Music City, the Wrights soon caught the eyes and ears of producers Keith Stegall and John Kelton, who took the couple into the studio, resulting in 2005's Down This Road, released on Jackson's ACR (Alan's Country Records) label in conjunction with RCA. ~ Steve Leggett