Country singer hosting shows in South Korea
October 5, 2003
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Country music star Chely Wright, whose hit “Single White Female” launched her career, is set to perform a series of free concerts at U.S. bases in South Korea later this month and next.
According to a Morale, Welfare and Recreation press release, the concerts are scheduled for Yongsan Garrison, Camp Carroll, Camp Humphreys and Camp Casey.
Wright, who won Best New Female Vocalist at the 1995 Academy of Country Music Awards, was also named one of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in 2002.
It’s the second time she’ll play concerts in South Korea, the release said.
Wright also traveled to Iraq this June to play concerts for soldiers stationed at the Baghdad International Airport.
According to the biography on her Web site, Chely Wright was born Oct. 25, 1970, in Kansas City, Mo., and raised in Wellsville, Kan. She struggled for years in Nashville before hitting it big with “Single White Female.”
She says she’s no stranger to the military.
“My grandfather was in the Army, my father was in the Navy and my brother is in his 12th year in the Marine Corps.
“I was just brought up to respect military men and women — rightly so, because I have a lot of liberties that someone else had to go fight for,” she writes on her Web site.
Among her other hits are “It Was,” “She Never Went Out For Cigarettes,” “Never Love You Enough” and “Jezebel.”
Chely Wright concerts
Chely Wright is scheduled to perform at the following locations. All concerts begin at 7 p.m.:
Oct. 24: Camp Carroll Fitness Center
Oct. 27: Camp Humphreys Community Activity Center
Oct. 29: Camp Stanley Gym
Oct. 31: Camp Casey Field House
Nov. 1: Yongsan Garrison, Collier Field House