2021 brought a year of milestones for rising singer-songwriter Chase Wright, including the release of his 10-song debut album Intertwined and kicking off his first-ever headlining tour with Tin Roof. His rising-star also caught the eye of SiriusXM’s The Highway. Today, the Indiana-native added another highlight to his growing resume with SiriusXM naming him a “Highway Find.” Host Storme Warren surprised Wright with the news during an appearance on the show.
“I listen to The Highway every day so I know how big of a deal this is. To be named a ‘Highway Find’ is an absolute dream come true,” shared Wright. “I can honestly say hearing that I’m the next ‘Highway Find’ has genuinely left me speechless…thank you to Storme, Macie, Nick and the whole SiriusXM team.”
SiriusXM’s The Highway channel has an ongoing commitment to spotlight great new country music talent. Being named a “Highway Find” is as highly-anticipated by country artists as fans alike, and the coveted recognition puts Wright in company with some of today’s biggest country stars including Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay and Florida Georgia Line to name a few.
After being discovered posting covers on Instagram, then ASCAP executive Robert Filhart invited Wright to Music City for an ASCAP songwriters’ workshop where he met many of his future collaborators. He began making monthly trips to town to write and eventually would sign his first publishing deal with Toby and Molly Music before graduating from college. The finance major would go on to sign with Filhart and Clint Higham at Morris Higham for management. From Instagram to life on the road, Wright spent 2021 on a 12-city headlining trek for Tin Roof’s “Nashville Hit the Roof” Series. He will kick off a headlining run of shows this fall beginning Sept. 30 in Bristol, Tenn.
The artist Billboard noted “continues to impress with original material” released debut album Intertwined last year. Produced by Jared Keim and Zach Abend, tracks like “Lying With You,” which has been getting airplay on SiriusXM The Highway’s On The Horizon show, “Hangin’ On” and “What She Sees In Me” join fan-favorites on the album, including “Why Should We,” Wright’s debut single “My Kinda Morning” which MusicRow celebrated for its “melodies wrapped in spacious production, and rap-inspired cadences,” “Wish You’d Miss Me” that Country Nowcalled “the quintessential heartbreak ballad” and “Drive” which led Sounds Like Nashville to implore listeners to “get in early with…this promising young artist.”
Post-breakup tracks like “Missing You” and “Why Can’t It Be Over” round out the album alongside title-track “Intertwined” featuring Canadian popstar Delaney Jane.
Upcoming Tour Dates
9/30 Sidetracks Bristol, TN
10/1 Cullman Oktoberfest Cullman, AL
11/3 The Whiskey Baron Colorado Springs, CO
11/4 Warehouse 25 Sixty-Five Grand Junction, CO
11/5 Sundance Steakhouse & Saloon Fort Collins, CO
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About Chase Wright:
Chase Wright is doing more than make his childhood dreams come true: he’s introducing himself as a bold new Nashville artist with a freewheeling approach to genre, firm footing in relatable storytelling and soft spot for big choruses. Respect for country music’s way around a story without feeling beholden to it defines the Indiana native’s energetic songs, which rely on electric loops and pop-rock chords alongside more traditional sounds made from steel strings and wood. It’s a confident blend that belies the fact that 26-year-old Chase first picked up a guitar as a freshman track star at DePauw University. After graduating with a degree in economics, Chase packed his bags for Nashville, where he has since earned a publishing deal with Toby & Molly Music and signed with Morris Higham for management. Named a Spotify Hot Country Artist to Watch for 2022, fans have been streaming his music to the tune of 110 million times. Wright’s debut album Intertwined is available now.