But the exact opposite happened, and Wright couldn't be happier. "Nothing in my life has been more magical than the moment I decided to come out," she says. The artist had a tough time growing up when she realized that homosexuality wasn't accepted in her community.
"I hid everything for my music," Wright says. Her new memoir, "Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer," hits book stores on Tuesday on the same day as her new album, "."
New York (ANI): Chely Wright, a major country artist, has come out of the closet to announce that she is a lesbian. "There had never, ever been a country music artist who had acknowledged his or her homosexuality. I wasn't going to be the first," the New York Daily News quoted Wright as telling People.com.