Chely Wright

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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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25 October 1970, Wellesville, Kansas, USA. As a child the 90s country singer Chely Wright wanted to be a star and aged 11 she had her first band. When she was 18 she was working at Opryland USA in Nashville where she met songwriters and musicians. When times were tough, she would say, ‘This will be great when they do the movie of my life.’ She pestered producer Harold Shedd until he signed her and, with another producer Barry Beckett, she made the modern honky-tonk albumWoman In The Moon and charted with a revival of Harlan Howard’s ‘He’s A Good Ol’ Boy’. This album brought her immediate plaudits, including the Academy Of Country Music’s Best New Female Vocalist award. Despite this, the album’s sales were modest. She subsequently spent a year and a half on the road, playing with Alan Jackson, Confederate Railroad, Tim McGraw and Alabama. These experiences were condensed into the performances for her second album, Right...

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