Country music singer Chely Wright has thanked President Barack Obama for his support of gay marriage.

The 41-year-old Wright appeared on cabler HLN's Showbiz Tonight to pitch the opening of her coming out documentary Wish Me Away, which opens in New York on Friday. The film will also be available starting Friday on iTunes and other VOD sites.

Wright, who married her wife Lauren Blitzer-Wright in Connecticut last year, said she had an enthusiastic reaction to the president's recent announcement in support of equal marriage rights.

“It was emotional for me as I know it was for a lot of LGBT people. You know, it's really important to have our president, a sitting president, say that we're okay and that we deserve every right and freedom that everyone else has. And I know that the president saved and changed lives on that day. There are a lot of young people who look to the leader of the free world.”

“And I'll do everything I can to get our president reelected,” she added. (Watch the entire segment at CNN.)