Chely Wright discography

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Chely Wright discography

Chely Wright performing in 2009
Releases
Studio albums 7
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
EPs 2
Singles 22
Video albums 1
Music videos 17
Other appearances 6
No. 1 Singles 1

The discography of Chely Wright, an American country artist, consists of seven studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums, one video album, two extended plays, and twenty two singles. After securing a publishing contract in the early 1990s, Wright signed with Polydor Nashville Records in 1994.[1]

Wright's debut album Woman in the Moon was released by Polydor Nashville in August 1994 and spawned the singles "He's a Good Ole Boy", "Till I Was Loved By You", and "Sea of Cowboy Hats".[2] The album did not peak on any Billboard chart and did not sell many copies.[3] In early 1996, Wright's second studio album Right in the Middle of It was released and issued three singles, including "The Love That We Lost" which only peaked at #41 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1996.[4] In September 1997, Let Me In was released under MCA Nashville Records. The album's lead single "Shut Up and Drive" reached #14 on the Billboard Country Singles chart[1] and the album itself peaked at #25 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #171 on the Billboard 200 albums listing.[5] Wright's fourth studio album, Single White Female was released in May 1999, becoming her most successful release. The album's title track not only reached number one[1] on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart but is also her only Top Ten single to date; it also reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.[6] It peaked at #15 on the Top Country Albums chart, #124 on the Billboard 200,[7] and was certified gold in the United States.[8]

In September 2001, her fifth album Never Love You Enough was released[3] and became her first album to peak within the Top 10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums list, while also reaching #62 on the Billboard 200. It spawned the title track and "Jezebel" as its two singles, both of which reached the Top 30 on Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart.[1] After leaving MCA Nashville and recording an extended play in 2004, Wright issued her sixth studio album in February 2005 titled The Metropolitan Hotel under Dualtone Records and her own Painted Red Music Group.[1] It debuted at #18 on the Top Country Albums chart and #96 on the Billboard 200 albums list, spawning the lead single "The Bumper of My SUV", which reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Country Singles chart in 2005.[9] After a five-year hiatus, Wright released her seventh studio album in May 2010 entitled Lifted Off the Ground, which discussed her own personal struggles[10] and debuted at #32 on the country albums chart.[11] Chely Wright has sold over 1,000,000 records according to Nielsen Soundscan.[12]

Studio albums[edit]

1990s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country
[13]
US
[14]
CAN Country
[15]
Woman in the Moon
Right in the Middle of It
  • Release date: January 9, 1996
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
Let Me In
  • Release date: September 9, 1997
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
25 171 23
Single White Female
  • Release date: May 18, 1999
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
15 124 16
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country
[13]
US
[14]
US
Indie

[17]
Never Love You Enough
  • Release date: September 4, 2001
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
4 62
The Metropolitan Hotel 18 96 7
Lifted Off the Ground
  • Release date: May 4, 2010
  • Label: EMI/Vanguard
  • Formats: CD, music download
32 200 35
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
20th Century Masters
- The Millennium Collection
  • Release date: September 23, 2003
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: CD, music download
The Definitive Collection
  • Release date: March 13, 2007
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: CD, music download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Everything
  • Release date: October 26, 2004
  • Label: Painted Red
  • Formats: CD
Chely Wright Live
  • Release date: 2008
  • Label: Dualtone
  • Formats: CD

Singles[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[18]
US
[19]
CAN Country
[20]
1994 "He's a Good Ole Boy" 58 55 Woman in the Moon
"Till I Was Loved by You" 48 66
1995 "Sea of Cowboy Hats" 56 74
"Listenin' to the Radio" 66 84 Right in the Middle of It
1996 "The Love That We Lost" 41 51
"The Love He Left Behind"
1997 "Shut Up and Drive" 14 112 21 Let Me In
"Just Another Heartache" 39 51
1998 "I Already Do" 36 59
1999 "Single White Female" 1 36 1 Single White Female
"It Was" 11 64 52
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2000s and 2010s[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Album
US Country
[18]
2000 "She Went Out for Cigarettes"[A] 49 Single White Female
2001 "Never Love You Enough" 26 Never Love You Enough
"Jezebel" 23
2004 "Back of the Bottom Drawer" 40 Everything
"Everything"
"The Bumper of My SUV" 54 The Metropolitan Hotel
2005 "The Bumper of My SUV" (re-release) 35
"The River"
"C'est La Vie (You Never Can Tell)"
2010 "Broken" Lifted Off the Ground
2011 "Damn Liar" (dance remix)[B] Non-album song
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other singles[edit]

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Album
US Country
[18]
2000 "Hard to Be a Husband, Hard to Be a Wife" (with Brad Paisley) 68 Grand Ole Opry 75th Anniversary, Vol. 2

Featured singles[edit]

Year Title Artist Peak positions Album
US Country
[18]
2003 "Scary Old World"[C] Radney Foster 52 Another Way to Go

Video albums[edit]

Title Album details
20th Century Masters
- The Best of Chely Wright
  • Release date: April 20, 2004
  • Label: MCA Nashville

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)
[21][22]
1994 "He's a Good Ole Boy" Mary Newman-Said
"Till I Was Loved by You" Bill Young
1995 "Sea of Cowboy Hats"
"Listenin' to the Radio" Steven Goldmann
1996 "The Love That We Lost"
"The Love He Left Behind" Allen Coulter
1997 "Shut Up and Drive" Charley Randazzo
"Just Another Heartache" Steven Goldmann
1998 "I Already Do" Gerry Wenner
1999 "Single White Female" Deaton Flanigen
"It Was"
2000 "She Went Out for Cigarettes"
2001 "Never Love You Enough" Trey Fanjoy
2002 "Jezebel"
2004 "Back of the Bottom Drawer"
"The Bumper of My SUV"
2005 "The River" Brent Hedgecock
2010 "Sex and Gasoline" (with Rodney Crowell) Rodney Crowell
2012 "Sister, Oh, Sister" (with Rosanne Cash) Devereux Milburn

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album appearance
2000 "Part of Your World" The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea[23]
"The Edge of Forever" (with Richard Marx) Days in Avalon[24]
2001 "Angel Band" (with Ralph Stanley) Clinch Mountain Sweethearts[25]
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Christmas Cookies[26]
"I'm Trying" (with Diamond Rio) One More Day[27]
2002 "Scary Old World" (with Radney Foster) Another Way to Go[28]
2012 "Sister, Oh, Sister" (with Rosanne Cash) Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell

Notes[edit]

  • A^ "She Went Out for Cigarettes" also peaked at number 84 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.[20]
  • B^ The original version of "Damn Liar" is included on Lifted off the Ground.
  • C^ Wright is featured only on the album version of "Scary Old World"; the radio edit was a duet with Georgia Middleman.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Woman in the Moon charts> singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Lankford, Ronald D, Jr. "Chely Wright Biography". Musician Guide. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Right in the Middle Of It charts> singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Let Me In album charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Single White Female charts > singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Single White Female album charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Chely Wright album search". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  9. ^ "The Metropolitan Hotel album charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  10. ^ Lee, Kristen "Boom Boom". "Chely Wright - Lifted Off the Ground". Hellbomb. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Lifted Off the Ground album charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 20 July 2010. 
  12. ^ Walsh, Chris M. (May 4, 2010). "Chely Wright Comes Out As Country Music's First Openly Gay Singer". Billboard. Retrieved May 5, 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "Chely Wright Album & Song Chart History: Top Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Chely Wright Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Search results for "Chely Wright" under "Country Albums/CD's"". RPM. 
  16. ^ "American certifications – Chely Wright – Single White Female". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  17. ^ "Chely Wright Album & Song Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  18. ^ a b c d "Chely Wright Album & Chart History: Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  19. ^ "Chely Wright Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  20. ^ a b "Search results for "Chely Wright" under "Country Singles"". RPM. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  21. ^ "Chely Wright's music videos". MVD Base. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  22. ^ "Chely Wright: Videos". Country Music Television. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  23. ^ "Soundtracks for The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea". Billboard. 2000. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  24. ^ "Days in Avalon > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  25. ^ "Clinch Mountain Sweethearts > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  26. ^ "Christmas Cookies". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  27. ^ "One More Day > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  28. ^ "Another Way to Go > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 July 2010.