Somebody nudge me out of my slumber... Country singer Chely Wright is stirring a fuss on People mag's cover by coming out of the closet. Who gives a shit?
The singer achieved one No. 1 single over her career, 1999's "Single White Female." She hasn't made a peep on the charts since 2004, when "Back of the Bottom Drawer" peaked on country singles at a tepid No. 40.
Oh, but wait! Wright, who will also appear on NBC's "Today Show" May 5, happens to be releasing a memoir and her first album in five years, both this week. How ironic!
Once again, here's a semi-celeb with nothing to lose, using the ole gay closet as an opportunity for publicity. It just smells bad.
In People, Wright explains that she was reluctant to discuss her sexual orientation because "there had never, ever been a country music artist who had acknowledged his or her homosexuality. I wasn't going to be the first." And she's not, for god's sake. Ever hear of k.d. lang? Queer is cool. Coming out after your career has long peaked: so not.