Out country music singer-songwriter
Chely Wright was recently asked by Rolling Stone Country
whether her upcoming album will be gay.
The 44-year-old Wright, who is raising
twin boys George Samuel and Everett Joseph with her wife, Lauren
Blitzer-Wright, turned to Kickstarter to fund her next project.
Wright raised $250,000 during the
45-day campaign, enough money to produce a new album and a music
“It went gangbusters,” Wright
said. “It was the sixth most successful music campaign in
Kickstarter's history and the number one most successful campaign in
country music in Kickstarter history. I say that, really, to just
brag on my fans and the enthusiasm they have.”
“I was blown away [by the support],”
When asked whether the record will be
gay, Wright explained that “it will be gay by nature that I am gay.
But I won't be singing about anything different than I've ever sung
about before. The way I made records and wrote songs was perhaps the
only way I ever felt authentic in my life. Even through being
closeted, when I sang Single White Female … I'm trying to
tell a great story.”
“Most of us in America in country
music, whether we're gay, straight or bisexual, we really are about
family and faith and country,” she added.