Chely Wright has been the darling of Nashville. She has been named Top New Female Vocalist in 1995 and she has hit the Top 40 county hit. Her success continues and her albums and singles had sold over 1,500,000 copies in the U.S. . In 2010, she publicly came out as a lesbian, becoming one of the first in the country music scene to do so. In her autobiography Like Me, Chely talked about growing up in the Midwest as the youngest of three sibilings and feeling different because she is attractive to girls.