Chely Wright has said her mother believes she's going to hell for being gay.

Two years ago, Wright became the first commercial country music artist to come out gay.

The 41-year-old singer on Friday will accept a Lavender Heart Award from the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Wish Me Away, the film which documents her coming out, will be screened at the festival on Saturday.

Half of the tickets will be given away to LGBT youths.

“They need to understand they're not alone and that they too can walk this delicate path, this nuanced path, and show it to their parents,” Wright told The Miami Herald.

“With my dad, it's great,” Wright said of her current relationship with her father.

“Not with my mother. She's not supportive. She thinks I'm going to hell.”

Wright, who married her wife Lauren Blitzer-Wright in Connecticut last year, earlier this year opened her Like Me non-profit's first gay community center in Kansas City. She is also a board member of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

“There's so much work to do,” she said. “If 80 percent of what I talk about is gay issues – I didn't come out to shut up. I came out to talk.”