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    Chely Wright

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    Genre:Pop, Rock, R&B, Country
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1While I Was Waiting lyrics
    2Shadows Of Doubt lyrics
    3The Last Supper lyrics
    4Hang Out In Your Heart lyrics
    Back of the Bottom Drawer lyrics
    6Picket Fences lyrics
    7Till All Her Tears Are Dry lyrics
    8He Don't Do Bars Anymore lyrics
    9Hard to Be a Husband, Hard to Be a Wife lyrics
    Brad Paisley and Chely Wright
    10Let Me In lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Let Me In [MCA Nashville] [1997]
    2Woman in the Moon [Polydor Nashville] [1994]
    3The Metropolitan Hotel [Dualtone] [2005]
    4Single White Female [MCA Nashville] [1999]
    5The Definitive Collection [2007]
    6Never Love You Enough [MCA Nashville] [2001]
    7I Am The Rain
    8Right in the Middle of It [Polydor Nashville] [1996]
    920th Century Masters:The Millennium Collection: The Best of Chely [2003]
    10Everything! (Chely.Com Special EP) [Painted Red] [2004]


    Chely Wright was born October 25, 1970, in Kansas City,
    Missouri, and raised in Wellsville, Kansas, to an "economically
    challenged" household. Her passion for music was instilled at
    an early age, having grown up in a family of four-generation
    musicians, and raised in a home with music emanating from
    every corner.

    Chely Wright inked her first recording contract with
    Mercury/Polygram and then moved over to MCA where she
    enjoyed golden success.

    Being on a major label was a gift and a dream. I got to
    record five albums, see the world (visiting 24 countries) and
    play in front of thousands of fans. The experience was a
    blessing, and a curse. Regrettably, I really felt like I got
    caught up in the 'machine'." Over the course of time, Chely
    felt her personal return diminished and her efforts as an artist
    non-apparent. "I felt like I was on a train. The label was the
    conductor; I was the passenger.. Excited in the journey, I
    threw my things in a bag and jumped on board. Looking
    back, I feel I forfeited the opportunity and time to actually be
    creative during the course of the trip. I'm not sure I packed
    the right things (in my bag). The right songs for example:
    Sometimes the 'right' songs don't get to you before the train
    is 'scheduled' to board. Everything from my tour schedule to
    my album release were all part of a preconceived inflexible schedule--or based on other artist projects--I was part of a
    plan, a schedule,part of the machine.

    Where She's Been
    Resisting corporate pressure and defying public demand,
    Chely got off the train, disengaged from the machine and
    took a self-imposed sabbatical. ''I passed on 85 show dates
    and left myself wide open to the very possibility radio and the
    fans may not understand nor accept my departure. But, I
    took the time to make the investment in myself--and had to
    keep telling myself, 'it's okay.' I spent the time to take
    personal inventory--as an artist and as a person. I felt like I
    had to return to the reasons I wanted to do this in the first
    place. And decide,did I want to go back?''

    Chely took a year and a half to "work" on her next project.
    The definition of "work" didn't mean merely to spend her time
    writing songs and recording in the studio. "I wanted to work
    on me--the whole package--to rediscover who I am as a
    person and who I want to be as an artist. I spent a lot of
    alone time. I took time to really listen to every record I ever
    made. I pulled out old demos I had recorded a number of
    years ago. I listened to music recorded by other artists. I
    picked and played a little guitar. I wrote for the exercise of
    writing from a pure place with no deadlines, no direction, no
    submission quota, no preconceptions as to what the label or
    radio wants to hear. I wrote from within." Chely allowed
    herself the time to rediscover who she is as an artist and as a
    person; to return to herself, find the place where she wanted
    to be and,head there.

    Not that Chely totally removed herself from her passion to
    perform. During the interim, she traveled last year to the
    Middle East with the USO in the diverse company of Kid Rock,
    John Stamos and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Nappy Roots and
    others. She performed in Iraq, Korea, Kuwait, Holland and
    Switzerland. Chely also lent her talents to perform at a star-
    studded Fourth of July Concert broadcast live on PBS from
    the lawn of the Capitol in Washington, DC, joining the Irish
    Tenors, the Pointer Sisters, the Fifth Dimension and the
    National Symphony Orchestra.

    Chely also spent some time to co-write with friends. She
    co-wrote the recent hit single "I Can't Sleep" with country
    performer Clay Walker and recorded a duet co-written with
    Brad Paisley entitled "Hard To Be A Husband, Hard To Be A
    Wife." Chely and Paisley performed the duet as part of the
    Grand Ole Opry's 75th anniversary celebration; the single
    was added to the Grand Ole Opry's 75th Anniversary
    Compilation CD.

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