b. Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The youngest of the three children of Kitty Wells and Johnnie Wright, she began to sing with her parents from an early age. In December 1955, standing on a chair to reach the microphone, Wright duetted with her mother when she recorded their well-known version of ‘How Far Is Heaven?’. In the late 50s, she sang with her sister, Ruby Wright, as the Wright Sisters, recording under the production of Chet Atkins for the Cadence label, who saw them as the female version of the label’s popular Everly Brothers. She toured for a time with the family show but eventually, with no desire to pursue a singing career, she restricted her appearances and devoted her time to raising her own family. In the 80s, she and sister Ruby ran the family Museum and Tourist attraction in Nashville.
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