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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann


PLA is proud to add one of the most applauded emerging songwriters and storytellers in Music City, Cheley Tackett, to its roster as she prepares for her upcoming live album release. The forthcoming collection, releasing later in May, will feature fifteen original country and Americana tracks all penned or co-penned by Cheley in collaboration with fellow acclaimed songwriters Ashley McBryde, Randall Clay, Lisa Carver and more.

"When I first heard Cheley's project, I was blown away by her ability to connect with listeners and the authenticity of the stories she tells," says PLA Media Executive Director Mark Logsdon. "Then, that voice, a voice that you can tell has lived a life worthy of groundbreaking songwriting, just opens up and you feel like you are in the room at the show she captured in Nashville. Little did she know that she would be recording a history making event. We can't wait to share this project with her fans and the community."

Cheley Tackett captivates audiences with her soulful, sultry vocals highlighting her impeccable execution of vulnerable lyrical prowess. Known for her unique and genre-bending sound, Cheley is able to appeal and bridge across many audiences. She has shared the stage with Americana powerhouses like Mindy Smith and Mary Gauthier as well as country stars Doug Stone, Kathy Mattea, Chris Young, Ashley McBryde, James Otto, and Anthony Smith. With her previous recordings and performances, she has garnered rave reviews from media as well.

“Cheley’s acoustic sets won audiences over from the start, not an easy task for an opener anywhere in the world, her deep powerful vocals and beautiful writing drawing everybody in…. you could have heard a pin drop during her emotional ballads. A really engaging performer, her personality is as big as her voice and her songs were interspersed with amusing and informative stories. The queues to meet her afterwards were testimony to all the new fans she made.” - Think Country (UK)

"One of the most powerful, soulful singers in the business, she writes with the deep confidence and total abandon that only a true artist is capable of. She draws her listeners in with comfortable ease and offers each and every one an original and deep personal experience." - Maverick (UK)

“An excellent songwriter, she's also an excellent singer with a velvety, yet powerful voice. She made the audience laugh, cry and left them a little amazed.”

- Saloon - Das Country Home Magazine

About Cheley Tackett:

Cheley Tackett, a Springfield, Ohio native, is a Country/Americana singer-songwriter who has amassed a performance and recording resume that leaves audiences captivated by her signature songs teeming with authentic emotions. As a sought-after demo singer on Music Row and beyond, Cheley's voice has bridged relationships with some of the most successful executives and writers in the music industry. Acclaimed as much for her songwriting as for her artistry, Cheley has won MerleFest's Chris Austin Songwriting contest, the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk competition, Just Plain Folks' "Song of the Year," "Country Album of the Year," & "Country Song of the Year," as well as being a finalist in the Independent Acoustic Music Awards' "Country Song" & "Female Vocal Performance" categories. She also scored a semi-finalist position in the International Songwriting Competition's Rock category. Reese Wilson, Cheley's friend and #1 hit writer sums it up: "The first time I heard Cheley was around ten years ago at a writer's club in Nashville. I was instantly drawn to her voice. I've heard literally thousands of singers during my career as a songwriter/producer and I've heard a lot of very good singers. Every now and then, however, you hear someone who really makes you want to listen to what they're saying and Cheley does that. I'm definitely a fan and once you hear her, you will be too."

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