1 July 1961, Chatham, Ontario, Canada. Wright grew up in a farming community in Merlin, Ontario, and her parents were both country music performers. With her distinctive low and husky voice, she became one of Canadas most popular country singers and several songs from her first album, Do Right By Me, were recorded for the US market by Reba McEntire. Wright moved to Nashville but her initial progress was impaired by a drink problem, which she has now overcome. Her second American album, Now And Then, led to 12 industry awards in one year and sales in the USA alone of over 500, 000. Her powerful, husky voice was heard to good effect on Take It Like A Man and she topped the Canadian charts with a touching song about adoption, He Would Be Sixteen. Her more raucous performances, such as One Good Man, are closer to Bonnie Tyler than country music. She can be seen reading Patsy Clines letters on the video Remembering Patsy...
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