Michelle Wright gets in the act

ANIKA VAN WYK

, Last Updated: 9:27 AM ET

Michelle Wright is the type of woman who likes to get right to the point.

"I'm not happy at all. I'm very disappointed," she says about her recent reception south of the border.

Wright was pinning her hopes of American success on her last album For Me It's You.

The album has done fine here in her home country, but it hasn't caught on in Nashville.

"I'm not happy with what they (U.S. radio) did with this album. I wish I'd have a big American hit," admits Wright, who will play the Jack Singer on May 11, open the Police and Fire Games in Calgary on June 26 and play the Sun-sponsored Nashville North at this year's Stampede.

"But you just have to move on.

"I'm not going to try to chase the American audience because you end up chasing your tail if you do that."

Wright is grateful that Canadians have stood so strongly behind her but she doesn't have any plans to leave her home in Nashville.

"I love the weather here.

"The next move would be further south, like Florida."

Sure, Florida has lovely weather, but her attraction also comes from the fact that her boyfriend's family is from the Sunshine State.

While promoting For Me It's You, Wright talked openly about being in love with sound engineer/tour manager Michael Wisniewski.

"I'm still in love, we just had our second anniversary," says a contented Wright.

Of course, the country star's fans keep inundating her with the when-are-you-going-to-tie-the-knot question.

"I want to get married sometimes and then other times I think it's way too much of a commitment," Wright says.

"But I think I'd be a fool to not make this work!"

What she also hopes to make work, is an acting career.

Wright is currently working with Bette Midler's acting coach and has been signed by an agency.

"Acting is a natural extension for my career. And I need new challenges ... I have to do some acting."

She won't let acting "take away from the music," but for now it does have some priority.

"It will all depend on the script but I like physical comedy.

"I have told my agent, let's not consider me doing any country music singer roles," says Wright.


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