Cheryl Wheeler got her start in 1983 with the release of her four-song debut EP, Newport Songs. It wasn't until 1986, however, that this singer/songwriter received her first big break with her self-titled full-length debut. Wheeler entered the songwriting limelight when Dan Seals covered "Addicted" from the album in 1988 and the song became a #1 country hit.
In the time since, Wheeler's songs have been covered by such popular artists as Bette Midler, Juice Newton, Linda Thompson, Suzy Boguss (whose cover of "Aces" from Wheeler's 1990 album Circles and Arrows scored a top ten hit in 1992) and others.
On January 28, 2003 she released her latest album Different Stripe, a critically acclaimed retrospective on her musical career.