New Documentary On Gay Women In Country And Southern Music To Screen At Nashville Film Festival

Chely Wright on Country Music News Blog

OUTHAUS FILMS’ T.J PARSELL and BILL BRIMM’s newest documentary project, “Invisible,” is set to premiere on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5th at the 52nd NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL at 7p (CT).  The film is focused around gay women in the Country and Southern music industries and their strides to make an impact on male-dominated fields and present transgender and lesbian representation in a community where it is lacking. The trailer can be viewed here.

Chely Wright GLAAD Media Award Nomination

Chely Wright Earns Nomination for 2013 GLAAD Media Awards for Documentary. Country singer, Chely Wright, has earned a GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Award nomination in the Outstanding Documentary category. The documentary in question, Wish Me Away, takes a look at her life and her decision to come out as openly gay and be the first country music artist to do so. You can watch the trailer below! Wright also currently has an autobiography out as well titled “Like Me.” In 2011, Chely married her partner Lauren Bitzer. The winners of the GLADD Awards will be announced March 16 in New York and at ceremonies in April and May in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Wish Me Away Documentary Trailer.

ABCs GCB To Be Canceled

Can ABCs GCB Be Saved? Like any self-respecting and on trend Country Music News journalist would do…we at CMNB like to keep tabs on all the country music stars and their Facebook and Twitter feeds! Yesterday, while doing a little of this social media recon, we stumbled across some alarming news courtesy of Chely Wright. ABC is trying to cancel our new favorite television show, GCB Please, say it isn’t so!!! This show aired just a couple months ago, and a lot of country music fans (these included!) have latched onto it. Following around the Texas elite, it’s kind of like a comedic, irreverent version of Dallas…okay, maybe that’s a stretch. But we are dealing with deliciously dramatic plots, well-dressed ladies, plenty of cowboy related humor, and beautiful people. Not to mention, this show is basically a soundtrack for all the country music hits! What’s not to love? Apparently, there are many who agree! There is currently an online petition going around to save GCB! If you love it like we do, go sign! If you think it should be canceled…sound off below! Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!

Chely Wright Announces Engagement

Chely Wright Has Officially Announced Her Engagement! Chely Wright is letting the world know that she and girlfriend Lauren Bitzer are officially tying the knot! Bitzer is the development director for non-profit organization Faith In America and the two met working together for gay rights advocacy. “The freedom of being out and open about who I am allowed me to find and fall in love with Lauren, the most amazing woman I’ve ever known.” -Chely The wedding is set for August, and will be held on family property in Connecticut.

Chely Wright Opens Up, I’m Gay

The country music beauty Chely Wright comes out in the May 5th issue of People Magazine. Chely Wright reveals that she didn’t come out earlier because there was no precedent set in country music. “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.” Regarding going on record as an openly gay woman, Chely goes on to say “Nothing in my life has been more magical than the moment I decided to come out”. Chely Wright is best known for her chart topping hit, “Single White Female” and was named the The Academy of Country Music Top New Female Vocalist in 1995. Chely is currently on her media tour for her new album, “Lifted Off the Ground” and for her memoir, “Like Me.”Country Music Photo Gallery