Apparently it is the season for celebrity coming out, after Jennifer Knapp and Ricky Martin, now another music star, this time from the country genre, Chely Wright announced she is a lesbian on Monday. Wright has a new album and memoir being released today.
“Nothing in my life has been more magical than the moment I decided to come out,” she says.
Wright, 39, recalls of her youth in the South: “I don’t have a memory in my life that doesn’t include the dream of making music.” But during her childhood and rapid ascent to fame in the county world, she also experienced a community in which homosexuality was shunned. “I hid everything for my music,” says Wright.
The video of one of the better known songs, Shut Up and Drive, is after the jump.
Lyrics available here.