On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) named her Top New Female Vocalist in 1995.Wright's first Top 40 country hit came in 1997 with "Shut Up and Drive".She has sold more than 1,500,000 copies of her albums as of 2010.Born as Richell Rene ‘Chely’ Wright on October 25, 1970, in Kansa City, Missouri, Chely has been active in the entertainment world since 1994.She is a jolly person and is said to have a good sense of humor, cheering up mood almost wherever she goes.
She was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA into a family of musicians.
In television appearances and an autobiography, she cited among her reasons for publicizing her homosexuality a concern with bullying and hate crimes toward gays, particularly gay teenagers, and the damage to her life caused by "lying and hiding".
She has written songs that have been recorded by Brad Paisley, Richard Marx, Indigo Girls, Mindy Smith and Clay Walker, among them Walker's top ten hit, "I Can't Sleep" that won her a BMI award.
She was born as a Christian by religion and belongs to white ethnicity.
Chely is not a very tall woman and has an average height.