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Chely Wright

Single White Female – 1999 (MCA)

Reviewed by Rick Teverbaugh

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CDs by Chely Wright

This might not be a multiple hit single machine the Nashville mainstream always craves, but in many ways, Chely Wright¦s new disc is a more mature, thoughtful outing than her previous release, "Let Me In." The new one is sure to please her old fans while also reeling in some new ones.

Seriousness and a slower tempo abound. Wright penned the TV-inspired "Picket Fences" and co-wrote the lighter "Some Kind Of Somethin." While the title cut is enjoying a romp on the charts, many others take a bit longer to sink in.

There is some serious country talent that stopped by to lend a hand even beyond the Trisha Yearwood assist on "SWF." Vince Gill, Alison Krauss and Patty Loveless are all heard. The disc¦s most clever song is "Rubbin¦ It In," about a woman so self-absorbed in her own lovesickness that she believes everyone knows and is making her more aware of her own misery.