Self-released 'S.U.V.' on country chart.

Chely Wright has signed with Dualtone Music Group, an artist-friendly independent label in Nashville.

In partnership with Wright's own Painted Red Music Group, Dualtone will release her new album, “The Metropolitan Hotel,” in February 2005. The album is the one she recorded for her previous label, Vivaton Records, from which she abruptly split earlier this year. Wright bought the record back from Vivaton, which had never released it.

Wright's current, independently released single “The Bumper of My S.U.V.” will be added to the album. It is at No. 44 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart this week.

Wright previously recorded for MCA Nashville and Polydor.

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