Chely Wright discography

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Chely Wright discography

Chely Wright performing in 2009
Releases
Studio albums 7
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 3
EPs 3
Singles 23
Video albums 1
Music videos 19
Other appearances 8

The discography of Chely Wright, an American country artist, consists of seven studio albums, one live album, three compilation albums, one video album, three extended plays, twenty three singles, nineteen music videos, and eight other appearances. 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,[10] which debuted at #32 on the country albums chart.[11] Chely Wright has sold over 1,000,000 records according to Nielsen Soundscan.[12]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, certifications, and other relevant details
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
Country

[13]
US
[14]
US
Indie

[15]
CAN
Country

[16]
Woman in the Moon
Right in the Middle of It
  • Released: January 9, 1996
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
Let Me In
  • Released: September 9, 1997
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
25 171 23
Single White Female
  • Released: May 18, 1999
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
15 124 16
Never Love You Enough
  • Released: September 4, 2001
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
4 62
The Metropolitan Hotel
  • Released: February 22, 2005
  • Label: Dualtone, Painted Red
  • Formats: CD, music download
18 96 7
Lifted Off the Ground
  • Released: May 4, 2010
  • Label: EMI, Vanguard
  • Formats: CD, music download
32 200 35
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, showing relevant details
Title Album details
20th Century Masters –
The Millennium Collection
  • Released: September 23, 2003
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: CD, music download
The Definitive Collection
  • Released: March 13, 2007
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: CD, music download
The Ultimate Collection
  • Released: October 6, 2008
  • Label: Humphead
  • Formats: CD

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, showing relevant details
Title Album details
Everything
  • Released: October 26, 2004
  • Label: Painted Red
  • Formats: CD
Chely Wright Live
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Dualtone
  • Formats: CD
Damn Liar – The Dance Remix
  • Released: March 25, 2011
  • Label: Vanguard
  • Formats: Music download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and other relevant details
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Country

[18]
US
[19]
CAN
Country

[20]
"He's a Good Ole Boy" 1994 58 55 Woman in the Moon
"Till I Was Loved By You" 48 66
"Sea of Cowboy Hats" 1995 56 74
"Listening to the Radio" 66 84 Right in the Middle of It
"The Love That We Lost" 1996 41 51
"The Love He Left Behind"
"Shut Up and Drive"[A] 1997 14 112 21 Let Me In
"Just Another Heartacte" 39 51
"I Already Do" 1998 36 59
"Single White Female" 1999 1 36 1 Single White Female
"It Was" 11 64 37
"She Went Out for Cigarettes" 2000 49 84
"Never Love You Enough" 2001 26 [B] Never Love You Enough
"Jezebel" 23 [B]
"Back of the Bottom Drawer" 2004 40 [B] Everything
"Everything" [B]
"The Bumper of My SUV" 54 [B] The Metropolitan Hotel
"The Bumper of My SUV"
(re-release)
2005 35 [B]
"The River" [B]
"C'est La Vie (You Never Can Tell)" [B]
"Broken" 2010 [B] Lifted Off the Ground
"Damn Liar" 2011 [B] Damn Liar – The Dance Remix
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As a featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and other relevant details
Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
US
Country

[18]
"Scary Old World"[C]
(Radney Foster with Chely Wright or Georgia Middleman)
2003 52 Another Way to Go

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions and other relevant details
Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
US
Country

[18]
"Hard to Be a Husband, Hard to Be a Wife"
(with Brad Paisley)
2000 68 Grand Ole Opry 75th Anniversary, Vol. 2

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, showing relevant details
Title Album details
20th Century Masters – The Best of Chely Wright
  • Released: April 20, 2004
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Formats: DVD

Music videos[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"He's a Good Ole Boy"[21] 1994 Mary Newman-Said
"Till I Was Loved By You"[22] Bill Young
"Sea of Cowboy Hats"[23] 1995
"Listening to the Radio"[24] Steven Goldmann
"The Love That We Lost" 1996 N/A
"The Love He Left Behind"[25] Allen Coulter
"Shut Up and Drive"[25] 1997 Charley Randazzo
"Just Another Heartache"[25] Steven Goldmann
"I Already Do"[25] 1998 Gerry Wenner
"Single White Female"[25] 1999 Deaton-Flanigen
"It Was"[25]
"She Went Out for Cigarettes"[25] 2000
"Never Love You Enough"[26] 2001 Trey Fanjoy
"Jezebel"[27]
"Back of the Bottom Drawer"[28] 2004
"The Bumper of My SUV"[25] N/A
"The River"[25] 2005 Brent Hedgecock

As a featured artist[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Sex and Gasoline"[29]
(with Rodney Crowell)
2008 Rodney Crowell
"Sister, Oh Sister"[30]
(Rosanne Cash featuring Chely Wright)
2012 Devereux Milburn

Other appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Hard to Be a Husband, Hard to Be a Wife"[31] 2000 Brad Paisley Grand Ole Opry 7th Anniversary, Vol. 2
"Part of Your World"[32] N/A The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
"The Edge of Forever"[33] Richard Marx Days in Avalon
"Angel Band"[34] 2001 Ralph Stanley Clinch Mountain Sweethearts
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"[35] N/A Christmas Cookies
"I'm Trying"[36] Diamond Rio One More Day
"Scary Old World"[37] 2002 Radney Foster Another Way to Go
"Sister, Oh Sister"[38] 2012 Rosanne Cash Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell

Notes[edit]

  • B^ In 2000, the Canadian RPM charts were discontinued, leaving chart positions since that time period unknown.[20]
  • C^ Chely Wright is featured only on the album version of "Scary Old World"; the radio edit was a duet with Georgia Middleman.[39]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Woman in the Moon charts> singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
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  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. ^ "Chely Wright Album & Song Chart History: Top Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Chely Wright Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Chely Wright Album & Song Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  16. ^ "Search results for "Chely Wright" under "Country Albums/CD's"". RPM. 
  17. ^ "American certifications – Chely Wright – Single White Female". Recording Industry Association of America. 
  18. ^ a b c "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. ^ ""He's a Good Ole Boy" -- Chely Wright". YouTube. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  22. ^ ""Till I Was Loved By You" -- Chely Wright". YouTube. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  23. ^ ""Sea of Cowboy Hats" -- Chely Wright". YouTube. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  24. ^ ""Listening to the Radio" -- Chely Wright". YouTube. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Chely Wright's music videos". MVD Base. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  26. ^ "CMT: Videos: Chely Wright: Never Love You Enough". Country Music Television. 
  27. ^ "CMT: Videos: Chely Wright: Jezebel". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  28. ^ "CMT: Videos: Chely Wright: Back of the Bottom Drawer". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  29. ^ ""Sex and Gasoline" -- Rodney Crowell". YouTube. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  30. ^ ""Sister, Oh Sister" -- Rosanne Cash featuring Chely Wright". Vimeo. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  31. ^ "Grand Ole Opry 75th Anniversary, Vol. 2". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  32. ^ "Soundtracks for The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea". Billboard. 2000. Retrieved 2008-06-27. 
  33. ^ "Days in Avalon > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  34. ^ "Clinch Mountain Sweethearts > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  35. ^ "Christmas Cookies". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  36. ^ "One More Day > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  37. ^ "Another Way to Go > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  38. ^ "Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell: Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  39. ^ a b Peak chart positions for songs charting on Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles:
    • Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 

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