Chely Wright returns to the studio with Rodney Crowell
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Chely Wright returns to the studio with Rodney Crowell

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 – Chely Wright will head back to the studio in April to begin work on her seventh album with Rodney Crowell, who will produce the project. Wright's last disc was "The Metropolitan Hotel" from 2005 on Dualtone.

The Kansas native just returned from a 10-day Stars & Stripes tour with the military. Wright visited military camps in Kuwait and Iraq and a battalion near Frankfurt, Germany, to perform for the troops.

Wright has visited and performed in 14 different Stars for Stripes shows at bases in Iraq (2004), Germany and Afghanistan (2005) and Holland and Germany in 2006. Wright, who grew up in a military family, has also participated in military tours in Korea and Japan.

Crowell is better known as a singer than producer, having released many albums for the past 25 years on his own and as part of groups.

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