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Chely Wright -- She's Coming Out

5/2/2010 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned the big "coming out" announcement planned for this week will be ... country star Chely Wright.

There's been a big buzz over the last week as to which celeb was announcing he/she was gay ... we knew it was going to be unveiled in PEOPLE mag next week.  But now TMZ knows for sure.

Wright has a book coming out this week as well -- it's called, "Like Me."  And she has a CD coming out too -- called "Lifted Off the Ground."

The 39-year-old singer scored a #1 country song back in 1999 with "Single White Female," when she was named Academy of Country Music new artist of the year.

Wright is the first major country artist ever to come out.  She has been romantically linked to a number of celebs, including Brad Paisley.

This is a big deal in the country world.  Chely is rolling the dice on her career ... it's unclear how traditionally-conservative country fans will react.

Interesting ... she lists Howard Bragman as her publicist, who was the mastermind behind the Chaz Bono story. 

Mystery solved.

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intodust    

who?

1450 days ago
2.

KenB    

Who? John Travolta is a celebrity.This is a nobody

1450 days ago
3.

Ben    

Who? Never even heard of her...yawn.



Too bad it is not a mainstream gay....whos' coming out could atually do some good for the gays.



Yawn.......next?

1450 days ago
4.

Simone    

Hahhahahhahhahahahahahhahahhahahhahahhahahahahaaha.



I also never heard of her!!!!!!

1450 days ago
5.

mary q. contrary    

Nope. Not mystery solved. Not Toothy Tile.

1450 days ago
6.

pharcyde    

so what. she eats snizz. why is this news?

1450 days ago
7.

wrenn1    

The ones who truly do not care are not taking the time to comment.



Is that 'irony'?

1450 days ago
8.

pete    

nothing to see here. go about your lives.... who the F*&K cares?

1450 days ago
9.

Ann    

W-H-O C-A-R-E-S!!!!!!

1450 days ago
10.

T    

does this affect something I am unaware of?

1450 days ago
11.

Mark    

Wow, Gawker.com beat you to this story by about 24 hours.

1450 days ago
12.

Greg    

I also have never heard of this chick.

1450 days ago
13.

thehoch    

So she's a ****ry star huh?



1450 days ago
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thehoch    

She's c-u-n-try star now huh?



Good for her!

1450 days ago
15.

Rufus T. Firefly    

I follow country music somewhat, but I've NEVER heard of her. And she's coming OUT with a NEW record and a book? Desperate if you ask me. She should have came out in 2000. At least she would have had some relevance. Is she REALLY a big deal in the country music world, or is that something you are just assuming? My family are a bunch of backwater redneck country music loving heathens, and I doubt a one of them will give a flying **** about this.

1450 days ago
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