Chely Wright

Chely Wright



Richell Rene "Chely" Wright[1] (/ˈʃɛli ˈrt/; born October 25, 1970) is an American country music singer. On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) named her Top New Female Vocalist in 1995. Wright's first Top 40 country hit came in 1997 with "Shut Up and Drive". Two years later, her fourth album yielded a number one single, the title track, "Single White Female". Overall, Wright has released seven studio albums on various labels, and has charted more than fifteen singles on the country charts. As of May 2010, Wright's previous eight albums and 19 singles released had sold over 1,500,000 copies in the United States.[1] In May 2010, Wright became one of the first major country music performers to publicly come out as lesbian. In television appearances and an autobiography, she cited among her reasons for publicizing her homosexuality a concern with bullying and hate crimes toward gays, particularly gay teenagers, and the damage to her life caused by "lying and hiding".

She has written songs that have been recorded by Brad Paisley, Richard Marx, Indigo Girls, Mindy Smith and Clay Walker, among them Walker's top ten hit, "I Can't Sleep" that won her a BMI award. On May 4, 2010, Wright simultaneously released her memoir, Like Me, and her first album of new songs since 2005, Lifted Off the Ground.

Wright's eighth album, I Am the Rain, was released on September 9, 2016 by MRI/Sony and was produced by Joe Henry. It entered the Billboard country chart at 13, the second highest debut of her career. It was also her first appearance on the Americana album chart, where it reached number 9.



I Am the Rain
I Am the Rain is the eighth studio album released by singer-songwriter Chely Wright.
What About Your Heart
What About Your Heart is a song by musical artist Chely Wright, released on July 22, 2016.
Single White Female
Single White Female is the fourth studio album by American country artist Chely Wright.
Let Me In
Let Me In is the third studio album by American country artist Chely Wright.

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