Chely Wright’s ‘Magical’ Coming Out
“There had never, ever been a country music artist who had acknowledged his or her homosexuality. I wasn’t going to be the first.”
Except what about K.D. Lang who came out 2 years before Wrights ’94 debut? Maybe it’s different because of the pop crossover, but details, details it’s nice to see Chely feeling so comfortable and so happy. “Nothing in my life has been more magical than the moment I decided to come out,” she says.
The award winning singer-songwriter, who attended the opening of Promises, Promises on April 25, tells the magazine that she dreamed of making music, but felt that homosexuality was shunned in the country music community. She says she hid it for the sake of her music, but now she’s out and simultaneously releasing her first album in five years Lifted of the Ground.
Maybe her coming out will inspire others in the country music world.