12:30pm

Fri September 28, 2012
Arts Weekly

Country Star Chely Wright Discusses Film, Coming Out & Equality

In 2010, Chely Wright became the first country music star to come out as gay.  Wright’s three-year journey to her coming out day is the subject of a new documentary by filmmakers Bobbie Berleffi and Beverly Kopf.

Chely Wright: Wish Me Away” includes interviews with her family and Nashville music industry colleagues as well as intimate video diaries Wright kept during that time.

It deals candidly with Wright’s Christian faith and her concerns about working as an “out” lesbian in the conservative country music industry.

Kentucky Public Radio’s Erin Keane spoke with Wright about the documentary, about coming out in country music and equality issues in the media.