The ladies of SHeDAISY performed recently at Chely Wright's Reading, Writing, & Rhythm event in Nashville which raised money to help improve music education in America's public schools. The ladies of SHeDAISY then made a backstage video for their fans to enjoy.
And yes, the title of this post makes sense once you watch the video.
And here's some pictures from the event. You can check out some more here.
If you missed Chely Wright on Oprah yesterday then you're in luck because you can watch it here now. But better hurry since Oprah's people are usually pretty darn quick to remove all videos of her show from YouTube.
Chely Wright hits Oprah's couch this Wednesday.
I had said earlier I wasn't going to mention anymore today about Chely Wright and her newly revealed sexuality - and my intention was 100% not to, honest. Well hours have gone by and now John Rich has spoken out about Chely saying comments he made to her years ago basically made her want to kill herself and I figure the only fair thing to do is to give him equal face time.
John Tells Access Hollywood, “I would never pass judgment on any friend of mine. I feel awful that, at this time in Chely’s life, my decade old comment — ‘Good, thank God’ — was taken the wrong way.”
He goes on to say, “I was clumsily trying to express my relief that even a country boy like me had a one-in-a-million chance of having a beer with a woman as talented and attractive as Chely,” he said. “For years after that conversation, Chely invited me to perform at charity events. In all that time, I wish she would have said something directly to me before the book’s publicity tour, especially since some of the comments attributed to me in the book are not mine.”
John added that he's, “happy for her and only wish her the best in her personal and professional life.”
So there you go. Do you think he's just trying to save face or is he honestly sorry?
Hmmm. Do you notice something a little bit odd about this Friday's People Mag cover? Chely Wright's big gay reveal was this week and from everything I read she was supposed to be on the cover of this week's People Magazine. Well, as you can see she's not. People Magazine ended up divulging their big secret a little early on May 3 instead of May 5 like they had planned. So does that mean they changed their mind about having Chely on the cover? I can't remember a celebrity coming out exclusively first to People and not being featured on their cover. I mean Clay Aiken and Lance Bass both got their own cover. Heck, Ricky Martin even got on the cover when he announced he was gay and he made his announcement on his blog and not to People Magazine. Kind of strange.
In other Chely news, she's of course everywhere now. Mission accomplished I guess. She appeared on The Today Show this morning and told a story that makes it clear why it's sometimes tough to be truthful to the world.
She recalls a run in she had with John Rich: "John finally asked me point blank: 'You're not gay. If you are, people won't have it. It's sick, it's deviant, it's unacceptable to country-music fans.' And he said, 'You're not, are you?' And I lied. And I knew that I had gone from not talking about it to being a liar."
Well all I can say is I hope the world of country fans aren't quite as close-minded as John Rich seems to think we are. You can watch Chely tell her story here.
And in the last Chely Wright's gay news of the day, she will be making her first gay event appearance (at least since coming out) next month. She's accepted an invitation to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in San Francisco on June 5.
Country singer Chely Wright's reasoning was sound. "There had never, ever been a country music artist who had acknowledged his or her homosexuality," she tells PEOPLE. "I wasn't going to be the first."
But now Wright is changing her tune. "Nothing in my life has been more magical than the moment I decided to come out," she says.
A lot of people have questioned the move because Chely has a book AND CD coming out tomorrow, but maybe with all the nerves that come along with two big releases like that she just figured one more big announcement would just blend in with the rest of the nerves she was already feeling.
Or maybe it is just a big ol' publicity getter, I don't know and really don't care. Timing aside, I say good for her. If she's been living a lie or at least not being her true self in public and this helps her with that, then more power to her.
I really liked Chely Wright's songs Single White Female and Jezebel so it's exciting to report that she's got a brand new label and CD on the horizon.
Country Standard Timeis reporting that Chely has signed with Vanguard Records and will release her new CD, "Lifted Off The Ground," on May 4.
On top of the label and CD news, Chely is also releasing her first book called "Like Me" which is also due May 4. Chely's publicist describes the book as a "candid account of her life, her
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