Tag: Chely Wright

Friday 10/16/2020 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Chely Wright

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Richell Rene Wright (born October 25, 1970), known professionally as Chely Wright, is an American country music singer and activist. 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 and 10,000,000 digital impressions to date in the United States. 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, the LAMDA nominated 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.

Wright released her first Christmas EP in 2018 titled “Santa Will Find You.” She released an EP titled Revival in May 2019.

Artist Countdown: Chely Wright Top 25 Hits 7pm ET @chelywright

ChelyWrightRichell Rene “Chely” Wright (born October 25, 1970) is an American country music artist and gay rights activist. 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 her first 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 had sold over 1,000,000 copies in the United States. In May 2010, Wright became the first major country music performer to publicly come out as gay. 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”.

As a songwriter 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 released both her memoir of being a closeted lesbian, Like Me, and her first album of new songs since 2005, Lifted Off the Ground.  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Single White Female
2 It Was
3 Shut Up and Drive
4 The Bumper of My SUV
5 Just Another Heartache
6 The Love That We Lost
7 I Already Do
8 He’s a Good Ole Boy
9 Till I Was Loved by You
10 Sea of Cowboy Hats
11 Jezebel
12 Never Love You Enough
13 Listenin’ to the Radio
14 Back of the Bottom Drawer
15 She Went Out for Cigarettes
16 Hard to Be a Husband, Hard to Be a Wife (with Brad Paisley)
17 The River
18 Everything
19 C’est La Vie (You Never Can Tell)
20 Broken
21 Damn Liar 
22 What If We Fly
23 I’m Trying (with Diamond Rio)
24 Alligator Purse
25 Wheels

Artist Countdown: Radney Foster Top 30 Hits 4pm ET @RadneyFoster

Radney-FosterRadney Foster (born July 20, 1959, Del Rio, Texas, United States) is an American singer-songwriter and music producer. Initially a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, Foster made his recording debut as part of the Foster & Lloyd duo, recording three studio albums and with nine singles on the country charts.

Foster began his solo career in 1992 and his album Del Rio, TX 1959 produced four consecutive Top 40 hits. However, his commercial success waned with the release subsequent albums such as Labor of Love (1995), See What You Want to See (1999), Are You Ready for the Big Show?, Another Way to Go (2002) and This World We Live In (2006). Overall, Foster has had thirteen songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the Top Ten hits “Just Call Me Lonesome” (#10, 1992) and “Nobody Wins” (#2, 1993). His songs have been recorded by Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Keith Urban and Jack Ingram.

Foster & Lloyd is an American country music duo consisting of singer-songwriters Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd. Founded in 1986, the duo recorded three albums for RCA Records, in addition to charting nine singles on the Billboard country charts. The highest-peaking of these was their debut single “Crazy Over You”, a No. 4 hit in 1987. After disbanding in 1990, Foster and Lloyd both began solo careers and reunited in 2010 to release their fourth studio album. (Source: Wikipedia)

1 Nobody Wins
2 Fair Shake  (Foster & Lloyd)
3 Sure Thing  (Foster & Lloyd)
4 Easier Said Than Done
5 Just Call Me Lonesome
6 Is It Love  (Foster & Lloyd)
7 Hammer and Nails
8 Before the Heartache Rolls In  (Foster & Lloyd)
9 Can’t Have Nothin’  (Foster & Lloyd)
10 Crazy Over You  (Foster & Lloyd)
11 What Do You Want from Me This Time
12 Texas in 1880  (Foster & Lloyd)
13 Closing Time
14 Everyday Angel
15 Willin’ to Walk
16 If It Were Me
17 Scary Old World (with Chely Wright)
18 Suzette  (Foster & Lloyd)
19 Texas in 1880 (with Pat Green)
20 Labor of Love
21 The Running Kind
22 Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)
23 I’m In (with Abra Moore)
24 Half of My Mistakes
25 Prove Me Right
26 A Little Revival
27 Angel Flight
28 Jesse’s Soul
29 Make It Up As I Go Along
30 Real Fine Place To Start