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EntertainmentMusic & ArtsCountry singer Chely Wright set to announce she is lesbian in next People Magazine: report

Country singer Chely Wright set to announce she is lesbian in next People Magazine: report

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 12:33 PM

Country Singer Chely Wright is reportedly set to announce she is a lesbian in the upcoming issue of People Magazine.
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Country Singer Chely Wright is reportedly set to announce she is a lesbian in the upcoming issue of People Magazine.

Country music is about to take part in the biggest coming out party ever.

Singer Chely Wright will be sticking her boot into the traditionally conservative community by announcing she is a lesbian in People Magazine next week, TMZ reports.

The 39-year-old musician, who was named Academy of Country Music's Top New Female Vocalist in 1999, will be the first major country artist to come out.

Wright has seven albums under her belt and scored a number one hit in 1999 with "Single White Female." She has also written songs for Brad Paisley - with whom she has also been romantically linked - Mindy Smith and Richard Marx.

The singer will release her new album, "Lifted off the Ground," on May 4 and her memoir, "Like Me," on the same day.

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