Chely Wright Outs Country Stars Who Wouldn't Support Her Publicly
Which performers didn't think their fans would condone their approval of her homosexuality?
March 22 2012 9:49 AM EST
February 05 2015 9:27 PM EST
For all their tough talking, you would expect country stars to stand by their convictions. That wasn't the case when country singer Chely Wright came out, however.
As the artist told The Huffington Post, some of her colleagues disapproved of her lifestyle, while others were just nervous that their record-buying fans would.
"I think some of the artists really have a fundamental belief that there's something wrong with me," she said. "But I think most of the artists don't want their fans to know that they're supportive of me because they don't want to lose a record sale."
While Mary Chapin Carpenter, Leann Rimes, and SHeDAISY reportedly spoke out publicly in support of Wright, other stars kept their support private as to not ruffle any feathers.
Who didn't want their support known? "Faith Hill, Trisha Yearwood, and Naomi Judd," Wright revealed.
Hope their fans don't mind now--as long as they're OK backing singers who don't believe their audiences deserve to know how they really feel.