To this day, country music remains one of the hardest genres for an out artist to work in. But despite the age-old machismo, a handful of LGBT singers have found the courage to live proudly as.
Country music is known for tears, beers and big hats – not gay anthems. One singer set out 40 years ago to change that, but the scene is still gripped by fear.
Country music star Chely Wright discusses her agonizing decision to come out as a lesbian. How she hid the truth about her sexuality from friends, family and former boyfriends, including Brad Paisley.
Mar 21, · 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. An LGBT Earthquake Is Happening in Country Music. I sought out the country music end of the radio dial. Long” garnered the rock star his first number 1 country hit by sampling Lynyrd.
Country music star Chely Wright has come out as a lesbian on the cover of People magazine, part of a high-stakes media campaign that some feel may affect her marketability.
Chely Wright, Country Music’s First Out Lesbian Star: The Autostraddle Interview [I previously interviewed an up-and-coming lesbian country rocker, “I’m gonna be a country music star. As country music star Chely Wright stood in front of a stadium of thousands of her screaming fans, belting out ’s girl-power rallying anthem, 9 Things That Any Lesbian Who Has Come Out Will Relate To. Edit Module. Popular Tags.