Country music star Chely Wright has come out as a lesbian on the cover of People magazine, part of a high-stakes media campaign that some feel may affect her marketability. Wright, best known for her hit "Single White Female," told People : "There had never, ever been a country music artist who had acknowledged his or her homosexuality. I wasn't going to be the first. NEws report about Chely Wright's decision. She needn't have feared. Here's a brief look at key gay milestones in country music:.
Chely Wright: Nashville's quietly rejected me
Country singer Chely Wright latest celeb to come out as gay
Nashville star Chely Wright says that country music fans will forgive a lot — forlorn tales of failure and redemption are as essential to the music as steel pedal guitar — but there is one thing that the boots and pickup truck constituency cannot abide when it looks up at its stars in the spotlight. You get good money from Jim Beam to put that emblem on the side of your bus. I was on the Crown Royal tour, and I have to say it was one of my favorite tours. They would rather you were a drug addict than be gay. They will forgive you if you beat your wife, lose your kids to state, get six divorces, make a sex tape, get labeled as a tramp — any and all of it is better than being gay.
Country Star Chely Wright Comes Out
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Selena Simmons-Duffin. For more than a week, blogs and commentators were speculating on which gay celebrity was going to announce her homosexuality in People magazine. Finally, the mystery was revealed to be country singer Chely Wright. This week she's publishing a new memoir.