Never Love You Enough

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Never Love You Enough
Studio album by Chely Wright
Released September 25, 2001 (2001-09-25)
Genre Country
Length 45:54
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Tony Brown (also exec.)
Buddy Cannon
Dann Huff
Brad Paisley
Paul Worley
Chely Wright
Chely Wright chronology
Single White Female
Never Love You Enough

Never Love You Enough is the fifth studio album released by American country music artist Chely Wright. It was released on September 25, 2001 via MCA Nashville, and was her last album for the label.


Its first two tracks — the title track and "Jezebel" — were both released as singles, both peaking in the mid-20s on the Billboard country charts. The latter was co-written by Jay DeMarcus, bass guitarist for the group Rascal Flatts. Trisha Yearwood sings background vocals on the track "Wouldn't It Be Cool" and Phil Vassar on "For the Long Run". Brad Paisley contributed background vocals for "Not as in Love" and "One Night in Las Vegas."

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Country Standard Time mixed[2]

Michael Galluci of Allmusic rated the album 2 stars out of 5, saying that "This more conservative follow-up finds her back on the farm, still tracking the ins and outs of love, but accompanied by a shrugging indifference."[1] Eli Messinger of Country Standard Time gave the album a mixed review, saying that "Folksiness has given way to the chart-friendly crossover material and arena-styled power-ballads that continue to reign on her latest." and "The centrist, traditional messages may connect with listeners, but they won't push anyone's buttons or boundaries… This is a pleasant pop album, but hardly the sort of truly memorable work that Wright is so obviously capable of."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer[3] Length
1. "Never Love You Enough" Brett James, Angelo Petraglia Dann Huff 3:53
2. "Jezebel" Marcus Hummon, Jay DeMarcus Paul Worley, Wright 3:10
3. "One Night in Las Vegas" Chely Wright, Brad Paisley Wright, Paisley 4:13
4. "While I Was Waiting" Roxie Dean, Gordon Bradberry Tony Brown, Buddy Cannon 3:27
5. "What If We Fly" Mark Selby, Tia Sillers Worley 3:54
6. "Wouldn't It Be Cool" Wright, Dean Brown, Cannon 3:04
7. "Her" Leslie Satcher Brown, Cannon 3:43
8. "Love Didn't Listen" Wendell Mobley, Stephany Delray Brown, Cannon 3:42
9. "For the Long Run" Pat Alger, Bat McGrath Brown, Cannon 4:14
10. "Horoscope" Wright, Paisley Wright, Paisley 4:10
11. "Not as In Love" Wright, Paisley, Tim Nichols Brown, Cannon 3:35
12. "Deep Down Low" Wright Brown, Cannon 4:41


Compiled from liner notes.[3]


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.S. Billboard 200 62


  1. ^ a b Never Love You Enough at AllMusic
  2. ^ a b Messinger, Eli. "Never Love You Enough review". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Never Love You Enough (CD booklet). Chely Wright. MCA Nashville. 2001. 088 170 210-2.