Chely Wright Similar Artists

Jo Dee Messina - 98% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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25 August 1970, Framingham, Massachusetts, USA. Singer-songwriter Jo Dee Messina began her career as a teenager playing in local country bands around New England. By the age of 19 she had decamped to Nashville, where she struggled on the local talent show circuit. Eventually producer James Stroud at Curb Records took a chance on her. She finally announced herself with the US Read more

Terri Clark - 97% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Children's Music Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Terri Lynne Sauson, 5 August 1968, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. During the late 90s singer-songwriter Clark offered a serious challenge to Shania Twain and Michelle Wright for the title of most successful Canadian country export. Raised in Medicine Hat, Clark comes from a musical family: her maternal grandparents, Ray and Betty Gauthier, were popular country performers in Canad Read more

Trick Pony - 97% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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A Highway 101 for the new millennium, US country rock band Trick Pony was formed in 1996 by Heidi Newfield (4 October 1970, Healdsburg, California, USA; vocals), Keith Burns (b. 16 November, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; guitar, vocals), and Ira Dean (b. 23 August, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; bass, vocals). Burns and Dean were both session musicians wanting to record their own mu Read more

Trisha Yearwood - 92% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Karaoke Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Lynn Yearwood, 19 September 1964, Monticello, Georgia, USA. During the mid-90s Yearwood became a figurehead of the new wave of highly creative female country singers, including Suzy Bogguss, Kathy Mattea and Mary Chapin Carpenter, who breathed exciting new life into an old formula.In 1985, Yearwood started working as a session singer in Nashv Read more

Lee Ann Womack - 90% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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19 August 1966, Jacksonville, Texas, USA. A contemporary country artist fired by traditional songwriting virtues, Lee Ann Womack earned widespread praise in the late 90s for her fidelity to country music of a bygone era. Her material’s resemblance to early works by Tammy Wynette and Dolly Parton was remarked upon by many, and acknowledged in print by the artist herself. Read more

Lila McCann - 90% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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4 December 1981, Steilacoom, Washington, DC, USA. Country singer Lila McCann began her recording career at the age of 15, releasing an acclaimed self-titled debut album while vowing to continue her academic commitments. Her musical apprenticeship came as a guest singer at local dances with her father’s group, the Southlanders, from the age of four onwards. She had been Read more

Lorrie Morgan - 88% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Loretta Lynn Morgan, 27 June 1959, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The youngest daughter of country crooner and Grand Ole Opry star George Morgan, she followed in her father’s footsteps. She naturally began singing with her father and made her own Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 13 at the old Ryman Auditorium, where her rendition of ‘Paper Roses’ gained her a st Read more

Kellie Pickler - 83% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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28 June 1986, Albemarle, North Carolina, USA. This country pop singer owed her career to the power of reality television in the late 00s, with even distant runners-up earning recording contracts and prominent public profiles. Pickler had what many consider a classic country singer’s upbringing, raised by her grandparents in the small North Carolina town of Palestine aft Read more

Mindy McCready - 82% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Malinda Gayle McCready, 30 November 1975, Fort Meyers, Florida, USA. McCready emerged as one of the brightest new voices in country music in the late 90s, updating the traditional values of the genre for a new generation of listeners. Raised in southern Florida, she moved to Nashville when she was 18. Meeting up with producer David Malloy, she spent almost a year performing Read more

Reba McEntire - 79% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 March 1955, Chockie, Oklahoma, USA. One of four children, McEntire’s family owned a 7, 000-acre ranch and participated in rodeos, a background which later inspired the song ‘Daddy’. She sang with her sister Susie and brother Pake McEntire as the Singing McEntires, and in 1972, they recorded for the small Boss label. In 1974, she was asked to sing ‘The Read more

Deana Carter - 73% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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4 January 1966, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Something of a latecomer to country music, Carter recorded her 1995 debut album at the age of 29. The daughter of Nashville alumnus Fred Carter Jnr. (a guitarist who played with everyone from Elvis Presley to Simon And Garfunkel to Roy Orbison), Deana abandoned her early attempts to launch a career in music and spent her early twent Read more

Patty Loveless - 70% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Patricia Lee Ramey, 4 January 1957, Pikeville, Kentucky, USA. The youngest of eight children, she began to write songs and sing in local venues with her brother Roger, after the family relocated to Louisville. When she was 14 years old they visited Nashville, where her singing and songwriting so impressed the Wilburn Brothers (although they felt she was not mature enough to Read more

Faith Hill - 69% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Audrey Faith Perry, 21 September, 1967, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Raised in the small town of Star, Mississippi, USA, this popular country singer was singing at family gatherings from the age of three. She was influenced by Reba McEntire and formed her first band when she was 17 years old, performing at local rodeos. She moved to Nashville in 1989 and her first job was sell Read more

Pam Tillis - 69% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 July 1957, Plant City, Florida, USA. The eldest of the five children of country singer Mel Tillis, Pam did not have the happiest childhood. Mel spent much of his time touring, her parents eventually parted and she grew up often looking after her siblings. Initially, she had no wish to follow in her father’s country footsteps, although she had ambitions to sing and wr Read more

Carolyn Dawn Johnson - 64% match to Chely Wright

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 2000s
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30 April 1971, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada. This country singer-songwriter was raised on a farm in Deadwood, Alberta, learning to play piano and singing in church. After finishing college Johnson relocated to Vancouver where she attended recording engineering school and performed her own material at any opportunity. She moved to her spiritual home of Nashville, Texas in Read more


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