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Singer-Songwriter, Author & Gay Rights Activist

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Country music star Chely Wright is a singer, songwriter, author and gay rights activist. In May 2010, she became the first major country music performer to publicly come out as gay. She tells her story of being a closeted lesbian in her memoir Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer.

On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music named her Top New Female Vocalist in 1995. Wright's first Top 40 country hit came in 1997 with "Shut Up and Drive". Two years later, her fourth album yielded her first number one single, the title track, "Single White Female". Overall, Wright has released nine studio albums on various labels, and has charted more than fifteen singles on the country charts. Her newest album, Revival, was released in 2019.

In television appearances and an autobiography, she cited among her reasons for publicizing her homosexuality a concern with bullying and hate crimes toward gays, particularly gay teenagers, and the damage to her life caused by "lying and hiding". In 2014, she won an award for Outstanding Work as LGBT Activist from the Family Equality Council.

As a songwriter she has written songs that have been recorded by Brad Paisley, Richard Marx, Indigo Girls, Mindy Smith and Clay Walker, among them Walker's top ten hit, "I Can't Sleep" that won her a BMI award. On May 4, 2010, Wright released both her memoir of being a closeted lesbian, Like Me, and her first album of new songs since 2005, "Lifted Off the Ground."

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Chely Wright

Singer-Songwriter, Author & Gay Rights Activist

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Chely Wright Biography

Country music star Chely Wright is a singer, songwriter, author and gay rights activist. In May 2010, she became the first major country music performer to publicly come out as gay. She tells her story of being a closeted lesbian in her memoir Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer.

On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music named her Top New Female Vocalist in 1995. Wright's first Top 40 country hit came in 1997 with "Shut Up and Drive". Two years later, her fourth album yielded her first number one single, the title track, "Single White Female". Overall, Wright has released nine studio albums on various labels, and has charted more than fifteen singles on the country charts. Her newest album, Revival, was released in 2019.

In television appearances and an autobiography, she cited among her reasons for publicizing her homosexuality a concern with bullying and hate crimes toward gays, particularly gay teenagers, and the damage to her life caused by "lying and hiding". In 2014, she won an award for Outstanding Work as LGBT Activist from the Family Equality Council.

As a songwriter she has written songs that have been recorded by Brad Paisley, Richard Marx, Indigo Girls, Mindy Smith and Clay Walker, among them Walker's top ten hit, "I Can't Sleep" that won her a BMI award. On May 4, 2010, Wright released both her memoir of being a closeted lesbian, Like Me, and her first album of new songs since 2005, "Lifted Off the Ground."

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  • Chely Wright Speech at Dallas Black Tie Dinner
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  • Chely Wright - Never Love You Enough

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    Booking fees for Chely Wright, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chely Wright, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chely Wright?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chely Wright for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chely Wright for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chely Wright or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chely Wright or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chely Wright is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chely Wright for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Chely Wright generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alex Newell, Geena Rocero, Staceyann Chin, Charlene Strong and Shane Bitney Crone. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chely Wright for an upcoming event.

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  • Chely Wright Speech at Dallas Black Tie Dinner
    Chely Wright's Emotional Coming Out Story
  • Chely Wright - Never Love You Enough
    Chely Wright - It Was
  • Singer Chely Wright Talks About Her Decision to Come Out
    Chely Wright Keynote

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