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Chely Wright’s New Album Makes Top Chart Debuts

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Chely Wright is celebrating the long awaited release of her acclaimed new album, I AM THE RAIN. Released via her own Painted Red Music Group and distributed by MRI/Sony, the album arrived on September 9 and immediately made a positive chart impact. It debuted at #7 on the iTunes Store’s “Top Country Albums,” and on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums Chart at #9, Independent Albums Chart at #16, Top 200 Sales Chart at #53, and the Country Albums Chart at #13 – the latter marking Wright’s second highest debut on that chart. I Am the Rain is available now in stores and at all online retailers.

Wright further commemorated the day of the release of I Am the Rain with a very special performance of the National Anthem at the retirement ceremony of U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant Maria P. Darrow. Wright first met MSgt. Darrow in 2002 while traveling as part of a USO Stars & Stripes tour of South Korea where Darrow and her then-boyfriend Kevin were both stationed at separate Korean bases. Wright helped Kevin coordinate a surprisemarriage proposal, live on stage in Kunsan Air Base, a memorable moment for both the happy couple and Wright herself. Fourteen years later, the opportunity came to once again surprise MSgt. Darrow – and honor her 21 years of service. Wright marked the occasion with a personal Facebook post as well as a more detailed entry in her always-powerful “Letters From Chely.”

Wright will introduce her countless fans to I Am the Rain with a series of much anticipated US live shows. The dates – which see Wright sharing an exclusive double bill alongside Amy Ray – begin September 29th with a sold out show at Annapolis, MD’s Rams Head On Stage and then continue through December. For complete details and ticket information, please visit chely.com/tour.

Chely Wright’s heroic personal and creative journey has inspired millions while inalterably changing the world of country music and beyond. Now, after more than five years away from the spotlight, I Am the Rain truly affirming her as an incandescent, once-in-a-lifetime artist.

I Am the Rain sees Wright continuing to develop her overall sonic palette. Deeply personal songs like “What About Your Heart” and “Pain,” (featuring backing vocals from the one and only Emmylou Harris) reveal a striking new freedom as a songwriter, their heart-hitting melodies more than a match for her frank and incisive lyricism.

I Am the Rain also showcases a number of songs co-written with Henry, among them the provocative “Holy War” and “See Me Home,” the latter described by Wright as “the rudder of the whole album.” Other highlights include “At The Heart Of Me” (co-written with Henry and longtime friend Rodney Crowell), as well as a powerful rendition of Bob Dylan’s timeless “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” featuring backing vocals from acclaimed indie-folk duo The Milk Carton Kids. As unflinching and adventurous as it is heartfelt and inspirational, I Am the Rain begins the next remarkable chapter in Chely Wright’s increasingly historic body of work.

For more, please visit chely.com

Chely Wright Unveils I Am The Rain

Chely Wright‘s heroic personal and creative journey has inspired millions while inalterably changing the world of country music and beyond. Now, after more than five years away from the spotlight, Wright has announced the MRI/Sony release of her long anticipated new album.I AM THE RAIN will be available for pre-order beginning July 22nd before arriving in stores and online retailers everywhere on September 9th.

I Am the Rain is preceded by the new track release, “What About Your Heart.” A series of videos combining studio footage and artist commentary are currently in production and will be released track by track via Wright’s official YouTube channel and all social media leading up to and after the album street date. Wright will also herald I Am the Rain with a US headline tour, to be announced soon.

Wright’s eighth studio album and first new musical release in more than half a decade, I Am the Rain was funded in large part by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign – the #1 most funded country music Kickstarter project to date as well as the 11th most successful music campaign in the global benefit corporation’s history.

I Am the Rain stands as a major milestone for Wright, truly affirming her as an incandescent, once-in-a-lifetime artist. The album was recorded last September at Los Angeles’ legendary Sunset Sound studio with multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/artist Joe Henry (Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Carolina Chocolate Drops) at the helm, backed by a impressive contingent of session superstars including GRAMMY®-winning engineer/mixer Ryan Freeland (Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, Aimee Mann), guitarists Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Ani DiFranco) and Mark Goldenberg (Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne), bassist David Piltch (Madeleine Peyroux, Glen Hansard), keyboardist Patrick Warren (Tom Waits, Lana Del Rey), woodwind multi-instrumentalist Levon Henry, pedal steel guitarist Eric Heywood (Hayes Carll, Over The Rhine), and drummer Jay Bellerose (Willie Nelson, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss).

I Am the Rain  sees Wright continuing to develop her overall sonic palette. Moreover, deeply personal songs like “Inside,” “Where Will You Be,” and “Pain,” (featuring backing vocals from the one and only Emmylou Harris) reveal a striking new freedom as a songwriter, their heart-hitting melodies more than a match for her frank and incisive lyricism.

I Am the Rain also showcases a number of songs co-written with Henry, among them the provocative “Holy War” and “See Me Home,” the latter described by Wright as “the rudder of the whole album.” Other unassailable highlights include “At The Heart Of Me” (co-written with Henry and longtime friend Rodney Crowell), as well as a powerful rendition of Bob Dylan’s timeless “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” featuring backing vocals from acclaimed indie-folk duo The Milk Carton Kids. As unflinching and adventurous as it is heartfelt and inspirational, I AM THE RAIN begins the next remarkable chapter in Chely Wright’s increasingly historic body of work.

“I believe I’ve given birth to a beautiful new baby,” Wright says, “and I would like people who see my baby to think it’s beautiful too. That’s how much this new music means to me. I am so very lucky it all came true.”

For more, please visit chely.com

Chely Wright Unveils I Am The Rain

chely wright

Chely Wright‘s heroic personal and creative journey has inspired millions while inalterably changing the world of country music and beyond. Now, after more than five years away from the spotlight, Wright has announced the MRI/Sony release of her long anticipated new album.  I Am the Rain will be available for pre-order beginning July 22nd before arriving in stores and online retailers everywhere on September 9th.

I Am the Rain is preceded by the new track release, “What About Your Heart.” A series of videos combining studio footage and artist commentary are currently in production and will be released track by track via Wright’s official YouTube channel and all social media leading up to and after the album street date. Wright will also herald I Am the Rain with a US headline tour, to be announced soon.

Wright’s eighth studio album and first new musical release in more than half a decade, I Am the Rain was funded in large part by a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign – the #1 most funded country music Kickstarter project to date as well as the 11th most successful music campaign in the global benefit corporation’s history.

I Am the Rain stands as a major milestone for Wright, truly affirming her as an incandescent, once-in-a-lifetime artist. The album was recorded last September at Los Angeles’ legendary Sunset Sound studio with multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/artist Joe Henry (Allen Toussaint, Bonnie Raitt, Carolina Chocolate Drops) at the helm, backed by a impressive contingent of session superstars including GRAMMY®-winning engineer/mixer Ryan Freeland (Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, Aimee Mann), guitarists Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Ani DiFranco) and Mark Goldenberg (Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne), bassist David Piltch (Madeleine Peyroux, Glen Hansard), keyboardist Patrick Warren (Tom Waits, Lana Del Rey), woodwind multi-instrumentalist Levon Henry, pedal steel guitarist Eric Heywood (Hayes Carll, Over The Rhine), and drummer Jay Bellerose (Willie Nelson, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss).

I Am the Rain sees Wright continuing to develop her overall sonic palette. Moreover, deeply personal songs like “Inside,” “Where Will You Be,” and “Pain,” (featuring backing vocals from the one and only Emmylou Harris) reveal a striking new freedom as a songwriter, their heart-hitting melodies more than a match for her frank and incisive lyricism.

I Am the Rain also showcases a number of songs co-written with Henry, among them the provocative “Holy War” and “See Me Home,” the latter described by Wright as “the rudder of the whole album.” Other unassailable highlights include “At The Heart Of Me” (co-written with Henry and longtime friend Rodney Crowell), as well as a powerful rendition of Bob Dylan’s timeless “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” featuring backing vocals from acclaimed indie-folk duo The Milk Carton Kids. As unflinching and adventurous as it is heartfelt and inspirational, I AM THE RAIN begins the next remarkable chapter in Chely Wright’s increasingly historic body of work.

“I believe I’ve given birth to a beautiful new baby,” Wright says, “and I would like people who see my baby to think it’s beautiful too. That’s how much this new music means to me. I am so very lucky it all er Of My SUV,” which held #1 on the Billboard sales chart for nine weeks.

For more, please visit chely.com

Chely Wright Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Album

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Chely Wright has launched a kickstarter campaign to bring new music to the masses. It seems there’s more than one way to make an album, and artists like Jo Dee Messina have proven that when the fans want music, they’re willing to help an artist make it happen by donating money to the cause. Chely has a goal of $175,000 and she’s nearly $50,000 in.

My last album, Lifted Off The Ground was released 2010. It was also the year that my memoir Like Me was released and the year that I came out of the closet. So much has happened since then.

I got legally married in 2011 and in 2013, my wife Lauren and I doubled the size of our family by having identical twin boys—Everett and George. They’re fifteen months old and doing great.

Hopefully, you viewed the video above in which I share what I’ve got planned for the rest of 2014 and 2015.

I’ve been writing a lot of songs in the past few years and I’m ready to start recording my next album. I need your help.

We’re officially kicking off my Kickstarter Campaign. I will make a record in the same way I’ve always made records—using the best musicians, the best engineers and recording in the best studios available. The only difference this time around is that we are choosing to harness the “power of the people” to fund my album.

For my past couple of releases, the budget for simply producing and manufacturing my records has been around $200,000. And then, the record label invests hundreds of thousands more in marketing and promotion. When I was on major labels, these dollar amounts were nearly doubled.

So what I’m saying is that I want to make a great album of great songs and to do that, we need to reach our goal.

This year marks my 20 year anniversary of making records. I have been really fortunate to have dedicated fans who’ve been with me since very early on in my career and together we’ve accomplished great things.

I have always considered myself lucky to have been able to make records in Nashville with the best musicians, producers and record labels in the business and to have relationships with some of the greatest radio stations in the country. I cherish the hit records and triumphs that I was blessed to have.

But the thing that I’ve always been most proud of is my relationship with the fans. We accomplished so much together. Let’s make some new memories!

This is the new chapter of my life and my career and I can’t thank you enough for your support.

xo chely

There’s loads of incentives that pledging money toward’s Chely’s goal will get ya including lunch dates, bike rides, and co-writing sessions! Check them all out here.

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