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Bio: Country star Chely Wright is best known for hits such as “Single White Female” and “Shut Up and Drive,” but is also a top notch songwriter in her own right. Through her songs, Chely feels the freedom to write and record songs that mean something to her and is willing to fully share with us what s... See Full BioMore Info
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Chely Wright Chely Wright (born October 25, 1970) is an American country music artist and, starting in 2010, gay rights activist. On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) named her Top New Female Vocalist in 1995. Wright's first Top 40 country hit came in 1997 with "Shut Up and Drive". Two years later, her fourth album yielded her first number one single, the title track, "Single White Female". Rodney Crowell produced her lastest record, Lifted Off the Ground, which was released in May of 2010. Also in May of 2010, Random House published Chely's memoir, Like Me. Wright has released seven studio albums on various labels, charted more than fifteen singles on the country charts and sold over 1,000,000 copies in the United States. In May 2010, Wright became the first major country music performer to publicly come out as gay, announcing it on the "Today Show." In over a dozen national television appearances, including Oprah and ABC World News, and her autobiography, she cited among her reasons for publicizing her homosexuality a concern with bullying and hate crimes toward gays, particularly gay teenagers, and the damage to her life caused by "lying and hiding". After coming out, Chely became a spokesperson for GLSEN. The documentary on her life and career, Wish Me Away, is premiering at the LA Film Festival on June 20, 2011 and has been featured at the Nashville and San Francisco Film Festivals. As a songwriter she has written songs that have been recorded by Brad Paisley, Richard Marx, Indigo Girls, Mindy Smith and Clay Walker, among them Walker's top ten hit, "I Can't Sleep" that she won a BMI Award for. On May 4, 2010, Wright released both her memoir of being a closeted lesbian, Like Me, and her first album of new songs since 2005, Lifted Off the Ground.
Join us for the Grand Opening of the LIKEME Lighthouse in Kansas City, MO. March 9-11th! Saturday (3/10) night's benefit concert is one not to be missed. In concert Chely Wright, Alan Cumming, Jennifer Knapp and Hal Sparks. Also taking part in the weekends festivities, Thomas Roberts, Tracy Ryerson, Stamie Karakasidis-Official Fan Page, Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley and NOH8 Event at the Kansas City LIKEME Lighthouse. Get your concert tickets now! Very limited VIP seats left, they include meet & greet with all the acts on the show. https://tickets.cto.umkc.edu/public/loader.asp?target=show.asp%3FshCode%3D858
LGBT Cultural Dinner with Chely Wright Join University Housing Services on November 29 for our LGBT Cultural Dinner, featuring country music star and author, Chely Wright. Wright will share her story of lying and hiding and speak of her concern with bullying and hate crimes against gays. She will also talk about her book "Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer."A delicious southern-inspired dinner prepared by Campus Dining Services will be served. The evening also features autographs with Chely Wright and door prizes.Tickets are available November 7 through November 18 in the dining centers. For more information about the event and tickets, visit the Housing website at Housing.IllinoisState.edu. If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, contact Student Development at (309)438-3868 (voice) or (309) 438-8177 (TDD). Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: Brown Ballroom Room number: Information unavailable. Cost: 1 swipe for meal plan holders; $13.50 for ISU students/faculty/staff without meal plan; $16.75+tax for general public Website: www.Housing.ilstu.edu Sponsor: University Housing Services (309) 438-8611 Housing@ilstu.edu
Napa Valley Film Festival Presents - Chely Wright Doors: November 10, 2011 7:00 pmSpecial Guest: Victoria GeorgeCost: $35Age: 21+over Chely Wright Official WebsiteNAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTSNovember 9 – 13, 2011Become a Fan: www.facebook.com/napavalleyfilmfestivalwww.napavalleyfilmfest.orgAcclaimed singer/songwriter Chely Wright has signed with Vanguard Records and will be releasing her new CD, Lifted Off The Ground, on May 4th. Produced by Rodney Crowell, Lifted Off The Ground includes eleven songs all written by Chely except for one song which she co-wrote with Crowell.Simultaneously, Chely will also be releasing her first book entitled, Like Me (Random House). A moving and candid account of her life, her career and her extraordinary journey. Like Me is a book of revelation: honest, inspiring and true.Best known for such chart-topping hit songs such as “Single White Female” and “Shut Up and Drive” Chely Wright has garnered numerous awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. She received the Academy of Country Music’s Award for Best new Female Artist in 1995 and has been featured in People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 2001.
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