Friday – The Writer’s Share presents: Adam Wright
Adam Wright is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and musician. His rooted, literary style, has earned him a stellar reputation among some of Nashville’s most well-respected artists, producers, and writers. His songs have been recorded by country music icons such as Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack and Garth Brooks as well as nontraditional newcomers like Brent Cobb and Aubrie Sellers.
The song “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore”, written by Wright and Jay Knowles, was recorded by Alan Jackson and nominated for “Country Song of the Year” at the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Adam also co-produced Jackson’s critically acclaimed ‘The Bluegrass Album’. His song “Thunder and Lightning”, recorded by Lonesome River Band, was nominated for “Song of the Year” at the 2016 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards.
Adam’s work with The Wrights, a duo with his wife Shannon, is still highly regarded for its songwriting, harmonies and production. Their debut single “Down This Road” was listed as one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s top ten country singles the year of its release. The Wrights recorded four studio albums and toured with Alan Jackson, Loretta Lynn, Raul Malo (The Mavericks), Little Big Town, and others before taking a break from the road to focus on writing and family.
Adam’s song “The Way I’m Livin’” was the first single and the title track for Lee Ann Womack’s 2014 comeback album. The album earned Womack a Grammy nomination for “Country Album of the Year” in 2015. The song also earned Womack a CMT Video Award in the Female Video category.
Adam’s bouncy, sing-a-long tune “Wrong About You” was included on Garth Brooks’ first studio album in 13 years, Man Against Machine
Adam’s full length solo album, Dust, was released in August 2017. He is currently on tour with Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack.