Ah, remember last springtime when the birds were chirping through the breeze and the entire internet got caught up in a fun game of Who Is Coming Out In People May 5th? As we all know now, that was Chely Wright. Not even her best friend knew of the relationship. Something snapped in her after she had a 9 mm gun in her mouth and she realized she had to come out, no matter the consequences.
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Almost two years after going public about being a lesbian , breaking a barrier as the first commercial country music star to come out, Chely Wright says the experience has been "everything one might imagine" and "by and large it's been really positive. Now, most of them did not say any word publicly in support of me. Some of her friends among country stars -- though "not all of them" -- did reach out to her privately, but they were apparently fearful of coming out publicly in support. Now, there are a lot of people who make country records, and I know all of them," she explained, emphasizing that no one else supported her, publicly or privately, obviously including male country stars.
But it's more than a music video premiere — this is his coming-out letter to his fans. Each moment of "Dancing in the Living Room" gives the audience a chance to witness love in its purest form. From a lesbian couple just moving in together, to an older pair dancing in their kitchen of who knows how long, the video progresses to finally show Hawthorn slowly dancing with his partner. I wanted to express how special that moment is for a couple, when it's just the two of you in the privacy of your own four walls.
They are widely seen as God-fearing folk, who drive pick-up trucks, vote Republican and are never knowingly seen without a cowboy hat. It therefore follows, as simple chord follows simple chord, that fans of country music are spluttering into their cans of mass-produced American lager after one of the industry's biggest female stars made a shock admission: "I'm gay. Chely Wright, a year-old singer from Kansas, who has produced seven albums, had two No 1 hits and won dozens of awards, said: "I fully expect to lose my career", adding that she'd been keeping the secret for a decade and a half.