In the small town of Wellsville, Kansas, Chely spent her childhood listening to legends like Loretta Lynn, Connie Smith and Buck Owens."I read liner notes of albums much like a kid would read fairy tales out of storybooks," she says. You can’t blame her — the AIDS crisis was raging, there was a Bush in office, and LGBT celebrities were mostly nonexistent.
Chely Wright and Brad Paisley dated in 2000, just months before the ‘Ticks’ singer would fall for his now-wife Kimberly Williams. I hope this fills in some emotional gaps for him.” Wright talks about the relationship in her book Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer.
While Paisley has never spoken about this doomed romance, Wright has publicly asked for a chance to be forgiven.”I had no business being in a relationship with him,” she told Oprah after coming out as gay in 2010.
It also ranks as the 11th most successful music campaign in the global benefit corporation's history.
Wright, who also chronicled her coming-out in the award-winning documentary, married Lauren Blitzer in 2011 (before same-sex marriage was legal across the entire U.
Chely Wright is a country music singer who came out in 2010 after spending many years in the closet, afraid of losing her music career.