In addition to her recording artist career in R&B music and touring with major artists, Wendy Moten set the stage for her emergence as a bona fide country artist with numerous live performances in Music City over the past few years. She made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry in April 2019 and played three more times there before a showcase at 3rd & Lindsley, one of Nashville’s premier live venues, for the release of I’ve Got You Covered, produced by Vince Gill in February. During this time, she also was one of the headliners on the Opry stage at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. In 2018 and 2019, Wendy was the featured artist in the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum’s Musician Spotlight series.
Last year, Wendy became the 10th member of the Grammy Award-winning Western swing band The Time Jumpers — an institution launched by the town’s top studio musicians in 1998 — at their weekly sold-out shows at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville. In the fall, no less than James Taylor, Brian May, and Steve Lukather (Toto) showed up on different nights because of the band's amazing reputation.
Known affectionately in various industry circles as “The Voice,” the multi-talented Memphis-born performer launched her career with a self-titled 1992 EMI album that included the ballad “Come In Out Of The Rain,” which reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and later hit the Top Ten on the UK singles chart. The singer opened for Michael Bolton on his North American stadium tours and became popular in Japan when she performed sold-out concerts at the famed Budokan, hosted by David Foster. After several more well-received albums (including one produced by Foster), Wendy diversified and launched a new phase of her career recording guest duets with Michael McDonald (“No Love To Be Found”), Kirk Whalum (“All I Do”), Peabo Bryson (“My Gift Is You”), Larry Carlton (“I Still Believe”), and Julio Iglesias (“Just Walk Away”), the latter whom she toured with for over 15 years. Moten’s most recent album prior to I’ve Got You Covered was a contemporary jazz set titled Timeless: Wendy Moten Sings Richard Whiting.