Quick Facts Michelle Wright

  • NameMichelle Wright
  • Birth PlaceChatham, Ontario
  • ProfessionCanadian country music artist
  • AwardsFemale Artist of the Year
  • Albums“Shut Up and Kiss Me”

Michelle Wright is a Canadian country music artist. She was born on July 1, 1961, in Chatham, Ontario. She grew up in the town of Merlin with her parents, who were local music performers. She joined a local band while she was studying in college and performed with them until 1983.


She started her own band. She signed a record deal with Savannah Records in 1985. Until 1988 she performed with her own band. She released her debut album titled “I Want to Count on You”. His single was successful in reaching No.48 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart. In 1988 her debut album “Do Right By Me” was issued. Her album includes Wright’s cover of the 1974 Andy Kim hit, “Rock Me Gently”. Because of the album’s success in Canada, she got the offer to sign a contract with Arista Nashville.

Her American single “New Kind of Love” was issued in April 1990. Her single became her first “Top Five” hit in Canada. In July 1990 her second album “Michelle Wright” was released. Her album was successful in Canada. In 1990 he was awarded Female Artist of the Year by the Canadian Country Music Association. The Canadian Country Music Association awarded her with Album of the year, Single of the year and Female Artist of the Year. In 1991 she relocated to Nashville, Tennessee due to her album “Michelle Wright” and single “New Kind of Love” success. In May 1992 she released her third album “Now and Then”. Her first single “Take It Like a Man” from the album reached No. 1 in Canada on the RPM Country Tracks chart. It reached No. 10 in the US on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. In late 192, the Canadian Country Music Association awarded her with the Single of the Year Award. In 1993, the Academy of Country Music awarded her as Top Female Vocalist. In 1995 she won Fan’s Choice Award from Canadian Country Music Association.

From her album “One Good Man” her first single was released in 1994. In September 1994 her fourth album “The reasons Why” was released. In mid-1994 she completed a successful tour. She released her fifth album “For Me It’s You” in August 1996. Her first single “Nobody’s Girl” reached No. 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks. It reached at NO. 57 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The Canadian Country Music Association awarded her with C.F. Martin Humanitarian Award in 1997. In October 1999 her album “The Greatest Hits Collection” was released in Canada. The two new songs “When I Found You” and “I Surrender” was also included on the album.

She was transferred to RCA Records/Vik. Recordings in 2002. In June 2002 she released her sixth studio album “Shut Up and Kiss Me”. She started her annual Christmas tour “Dreaming of a Wright Christmas” in 2004. She then later signed a contract with Icon Records. She released her Christmas album “A Wright Christmas” in October 2005. In December 2005, the album’s first single was issued. In June 2006 she released her album “Everything and More” in Canada. She released her first live album “The Wright songs: An Acoustic Evening with Michelle Wright” in 2011. On April 24, 2012, she released her new single “Another Good Day” to Canadian country radio. In April 2013 she released her single “Strong” to the radio.