Country Stars’ Real Names: Chely Wright
Real Name: Richell Rene Wright
It's easy to see how Chely Wright developed her stage name. Chely is a natural nickname from Richell, and the singer has kept the last name she was born with. Wright grew up in the small town of Wellsville, Kansas, and knew early on that she wanted to be a professional singer. Her biggest hit was the 1999 chart-topper 'Single White Female.'