Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2005 Chely Wright performed at the home of vice president Dick Cheney for soldiers who had been wounded during service in the Middle East?

It’s true! What a class act!

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Here are 5 little known facts about Chely Wright.

  • Her real name is Richell Rene Wright.
  • When she was a teenager, she landed a job at the Opryland theme park, where she imitated the top country singers of the day.
  • She dated Brad Paisley in the past.
  • She came out as the first openly gay country star in 2010.
  • She married Lauren Blitzer, an author and activist, in August 2011. The couple met while doing advocacy work with young people.