Ruby Wright was an American country music singer-songwriter.
Wright was the daughter of country singers Kitty Wells and Johnnie Wright.
In the mid-1950s, she became part of an all-girl trio, Nita, Rita and Ruby. The Nita of the trio was Anita Carter of the well-known Carter Family. Working with Chet Atkins, the young singers enjoyed some success on record.
Strictly a recording group, they did not make personal appearances or tours.
Rita had a problem with stage fright which eventually meant the break-up of the trio. They were signed to a recording contract by Cadence Records also under the direction of Chet Atkins.
Her most successful single was "Dern Ya", an answer to Roger Miller"s "Dang Maine." She signed with Epic Records in 1966. Wright recorded for Plantation Records and Scorpion Records, as well as other small labels during the 1970s.
Wright died of heart-related illness on September 27, 2009, a month before her 70th birthday.
Her father, Johnnie, died on September 27, 2011, exactly two years after Ruby"s death.