Cheley Tackett

Cheley Tackett

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA


It is a mark of artistic virtuosity and range when a singer-songwriter
can make you dance in your car one minute and then have you purposely
miss your exit the next.

Meet Ohio-born, Cheley Tackett, whose warm spirit, heated intelligence
and burning talent made her a winner at both Merlefests Chris Austin
Songwriting Contest and the Kerrville Folk Festival following in the footsteps
of Nancy Griffith, John Gorka and Lucinda Williams.

“It was several years ago that I first attended a Girls With Guitars show
at Douglas Corner,” recalls Adroit Records president Jim Tract. “At first glance,
I had Tackett, a regular member of GwG, pegged as yet another country-ite in her
black western shirt, denim jeans and cowboy boots. I was wrong. Her voice
powered through the room as a noisy crowd couldn’t help but quiet themselves.
It didn’t take long to figure out that Tackett couldn’t be boxed in to any one genre
ranging from folk, rock, Americana and yes, country.

When Tackett nails her introspective material, she conjures up images of
Johnny Cash, and Mary Chapin-Carpenter with her deceptively simple but instantly
engaging style of lyricism. She also tries her hand at tongue-in-cheek
behind-the-music writing kicking introspection in the ass with a
heartfelt upbeat passion for her home and family.

Adroit Records, Nashville’s new model record label, is delighted to welcome
Cheley Tackett to their expanding roster of talented singer-songwriters.


Cheley Tackett - Whisper Me Slow