Miley Cyrus and Chely Wright are among those showing support for Carrie Underwood's recent endorsement of gay marriage.

The 29-year-old Underwood, who won American Idol in 2005, made a strong statement in support of equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in an interview with UK's The Independent.

“As a married person myself, I don't know what it's like to be told I can't marry somebody I love and want to marry,” the country music star said. “I can't imagine how that must feel. I definitely think we should all have the right to love, and love publicly, the people that we want to love.”

Underwood, a devout Christian who was raised Baptist but worships with her husband in a non-denominational church, added that her church is “gay friendly.”

Fellow singer Miley Cyrus encouraged Underwood to take the next step and pose for the NOH8 Campaign: “I think it would be amazing if @carrieunderwood posed for @NOH8Campaign. Would be wonderful to get that kinda support from country music.”

(Related: Miley Cyrus joins gay marriage group NOH8 Campaign.)

Chely Wright, considered mainstream country music's first openly gay star, agreed: “That would be AWESOME @MileyCyrus!! @carrieunderwood @noh8campaign.”