Chely Wright - 12/20/18Thursday, December 20 2018 7:00pm Doors / 8:30pm Start
Chely Wright - 12/20/18
at City Winery The Wine Garden at City Winery
$24 In Advanced and $28 At the Door.
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.
Chely made history by being the first country music star to publicly come out as gay, which she
revealed in her 2010 memoir entitled “Like Me.” That same year Wright founded The LIKEME®
Organization, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance, resources and education to
LGBT individuals and their family & friends, as well as founding The LIKEME® Lighthouse, an
education and community center for gay youth in Chely's hometown of Kansas City, MO.
In 2016, Wright released her latest critically-acclaimed studio album entitled I Am The
Rain, produced by Joe Henry-produced and praised by Rolling Stone as a "real triumph," noting
"Wright tempers the darker themes on her album with character-driven story songs whether
inspired by her years as a touring musician or springing from her vivid imagination.” The
Bluegrass Situation noted that “the album's quiet confidence showcases what is probably the
truest side of [Wright]."