Even as a child, Chely says she knew the truth about herself. “I was told in church that there were building blocks of sin and evildoing, and these words were strung together to scare me—drunkard, thief, adulterer, homosexual. In 1999, her song “Single White Female” shot to the top of country music charts, and she received top honors at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
(Leslie Satcher) He's dating a lawyer with a gentle nature Says she ain't nothin' like me And there's fire and there's water And all I can offer Is a temperment that he don't need Well he's making his rounds with the well bred in town Safe and out of harm Well he can say what he likes water is nice But it's fire that keeps you warm Maybe I'm rough around the edges And stubborn to a fault Maybe I'm just a little too hardheaded Stiff backboned and all Maybe I'm passionate about being passionate Say what you like boy water is nice But it's fire that keeps you warm Well if you know me you know it's true And you can quote me if you want to Maybe I'm rough around the edges And stubborn to a fault Maybe I'm just a little too hardheaded Stiff backboned and all Maybe I'm passionate about being passionate Say what you like boy water is nice But it's fire that keeps you warm Say what you like When they all turn to ice It's the fire that you're gonna want He's dating a doctor with a gentle nature Says she ain't nothin' like me And there's fire and there's water and all I can offer Is a temperment that he don't need...
Previously talking on Howard Bragman‘s You Tube show Gwissues, the blonde singer said: 'When gay couples have babies it’s logistically a little different than when straight people have babies as we all know.
It features a captivating scene where Wright came out to her producer, Rodney Crowell, who did not know she was gay until the middle of making her record, .
Afterwards, she played him "Like Me," a love song to a woman, which she describes to She Wired as "the emotional centerpiece to all the songs that I've written during my breakdown, which I call my breakthrough now." Wright goes on to say how important that moment was, and how it inspired the title for her memoir.
Newly produced works of one-act treasures, written by some of L.
A.'s top playwrights, will be presented this summer throughout June and July.
Wright recently spoke with She Wired, looking back on her life since making the decision to be completely honest with her family, friends, and fans.
"Going into coming out, one of the reasons that I took some decision-making into actually doing it was because I did want to choreograph it in a way that would fully explain and fully detail the nuances of what it’s like for a person, not just in the celebrity realm, but an everyday person — what if feels like, how high the stakes are," Wright said. " Since becoming the first openly gay commercial country music star, Wright has received both criticism and praise, with many of her critics coming from within country music.
People who have already come out and are surrounded by supportive communities often forget the dark fog of fear and shame and confusion that lives inside the closet.