The Metropolitan Hotel

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The Metropolitan Hotel
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Studio album by Chely Wright
Released February 22, 2005 (2005-02-22)
Genre Country
Label Painted Red/Dualtone
Producer Chely Wright (tracks 1, 5, 6, 8, 11)
Chely Wright and Jeff Huskins (tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 12)
Stephony Smith and Chely Wright (track 10)
Chely Wright chronology
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The Metropolitan Hotel is the sixth studio album released by American country music artist Chely Wright. It was her first album for the Dualtone label, after a failed deal with the Vivaton! label. This album produced four singles, of which two were Top 40 hits on the country music charts: the number 40 "Back of the Bottom Drawer" and "The Bumper of My SUV" at number 35. The third and fourth singles ("The River" and a cover of Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell", respectively), both failed to chart. Wright left Dualtone after the release of this album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "It's the Song" (Bonnie Baker, Katrina Elam) – 3:57
  2. "Back of the Bottom Drawer" (Liz Rose, Chely Wright) – 3:43
  3. "I Got Him Ready for You" (Wright) – 3:19
  4. "The River" (Wright) – 6:29
  5. "Just the Way We Do It" (Brett Beavers, Wright) – 3:39
  6. "The Bumper of My SUV" (Wright) – 4:41
  7. "Your Shirt" (Lisa Drew, Pound Lamb) – 3:54
  8. "Between a Mother and a Child" (Wright) – 4:09
  9. "Southside of Lonesome" (Wright) – 4:00
  10. "Wheels" (Stephony Smith, Wright) – 3:43
  11. "C'est La Vie (You Never Can Tell)" (Chuck Berry) – 3:13
  12. "What If I Can't Say No Again" (Ed Hill, David Frasier, Josh Kear) – 4:11


As listed in liner notes:[1]

Strings on "Back of the Bottom Drawer" and "The River" performed by the Nashville String Machine, conducted and arranged by Steve W. Maldin. Strings on "Between a Mother and a Child" performed and arranged by Jonathan Yudkin.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 18
U.S. Billboard 200 96
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 7


  1. ^ The Metropolitan Hotel (Media notes). Chely Wright. Dualtone Records. 2005. 80302-01200-2.