When Cheley Tackett presents her introspective material, audiences are quick to recognize and appreciate her deceptively simple, but instantly engaging, style of lyricism. 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.



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LYRICS PHOTOS
   
PLAY THE ONE I LIKE (Cheley Tackett/Rick Tiger/Nicole Witt)

Hey Mr. DJ it's me again
Looks like it's gonna be another sleepless night
You must be tired of the same ol' request
But could you please play the one I like

Where the guy gets the girl
And they take on the world
With nothing but their hopes and their dreams
And by the second verse
For better or worse
She promises that she'll never leave
Just for that moment it'll make me feel alright
Could you play the one I like

No I'm not crazy there's no going back
Even if I hear that song a million times
But it tells the story of a life that we had
Could you please play the one I like

(Repeat Chorus) twice

Hey Mr. DJ it's me again
Looks like it's gonna be another sleepless night

© 2001 Tackdaddy Music (ASCAP)/Tonham Music (ASCAP)/EMI April Music (ASCAP)

 
 
 
 

CHELEY TACKETT'S FULL BIO

When Cheley Tackett presents her introspective material, audiences are quick to recognize and appreciate her deceptively simple, but instantly engaging, style of lyricism. 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.

Tackett’s 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.

Cheley's  extremely soulful voice is like another instrument that brings a tangible wonder to her performances as she climbs, soars and holds notes that leave the audience in wide eyed wonder. "It's not often that singer-songwriters can sing like this," says producer Jim Tract. "Cheley has power and style, and most of all, control. It's very special. Add to that the fact that she can write some of the most deeply introspective songs, and you've got an unbeatable combination."

Tackett resists being boxed in to any one genre with Americana probably as close as you will get. The bottom line is, Cheley, like most of us, truly appreciates a great song regardless of genre, and that's how she focuses her writing.