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Garland Singer/Songwriter Hits All the 'Wright' Notes

Rickey Gene Wright playing a tune live on Notably Texan.
Matt Meinke
Rickey Gene Wright playing a tune live on Notably Texan.

Rickey Gene Wright has been writing original music in Texas for most of his life, but didn't make it a priority until he learned that one of his songs was being played by others in Nashville bars. His band has since released their debut album, and are working on more material.

Rickey Gene Wright and Duck Creek Station, a reference to the original name of the city of Garland, produced their debut record with Brad Davis in Commerce, and Rickey is getting increased exposure in sing-songwriter gigs around the state. Matt Meinke spoke with Rickey in the KETR Studios about songwriting, public radio, working with Brad Davis, and more.

More about the artist can be found at www.rickeygenewright.com.

Notably  Texan is heard weekdays from Noon-3 on KETR.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Matt moved to the Sulphur Springs area in 1990 and settled in Commerce shortly thereafter. Having dreamed of working in radio since childhood, he began working at KETR while taking Radio-Television courses at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1993. Matt has transitioned from a part-time worker and pupil of KETR, to the station’s Chief Announcer/Producer and supervisor of student broadcasters. A familiar voice of 88-9 KETR, Matt has hosted such shows as The Late Nite Lion, and can currently be heard as host of Notably Texan.
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