CHELY'S A HIT WITH THE BUMPER OF HER S.U.V.
For songwriters, inspiration can come from the most unlikely places - even a car bumper. Chely Wright's new song, appropriately called "Bumper of My S.U.V.," was inspired by a Marine Corps sticker her brother, Chris, sent to her. When Chely put the sticker on her vehicle, another motorist responded to the sticker with an obscene gesture. "I thought it was so interesting that she was able to glean from that (sticker) that I'm pro-war," said Chely. "Who's for war? I was simply supporting my brother." When Chely got home, she wrote a poem based on her experience, but had no intention of it being a song. However, it did evolve into one, and received an overwhelming response from U.S. military troops overseas when she performed it in Iraq and Kuwait. So Chely recorded it - and it'll be for sale on October 26th. Fans can pre-order it by logging on to Chely's website, chely.com. Half of the revenue made from the single will be donated to Stars for Stripes, a nonprofit organization that sponsored Chely's most recent overseas tour and is committed to taking entertainment to the men and women serving our country.