Chely Wright returns to West Michigan with a performance at Seven Steps Up, March 21st.
Chely Wright rose to fame as a commercial country singer in the 90’s, and has since released eight studio albums and charted more than 15 singles on the Billboard charts. The Academy of Country Music named Wright “Top New Female Vocalist of 1995.” Her first hit came in 1997 with “Shut Up and Drive” followed two years later by her first number one single, “Single White Female,” and in 2005 “The Bumper of My S.U.V.” In 2010, Chely Wright released her eighth album, Lifted Off the Ground produced by Rodney Crowell, revealing a dramatic artistic transformation and emerging as a singer songwriter of the first order.
In September 1989, Wellsville, Kansas, native Chely Wright made the first of many appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, a venue that would become an important touchstone in her career. But after coming out as a lesbian in 2010, Wright, now 48, went more than nine years without an invitation to come play the hallowed stage. That is, until August 10th , nearly 30 years after her debut.
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.
Academy of Country Music, Top New Female Vocalist 1995.
WHERE: Seven Steps Up Live Music + Events, 116 S. Jackson St, Spring Lake, Mi 49456
TICKETS & MORE INFO: www.SevenStepsUp.com ~ Box Office: 616.930.4755
WHEN: SATURDAY March 21 at 8:00pm
COST: Advanced Reserved Seating: $32 & $42