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Chely Wright is a country singer.

The 39-year-old earned a number-one single back in 1999 with "Single White Female" and was named Academy of Country Music New Artist of the Year.

She hails from Missouri and is the first country artist to ever come out as a homosexual. Wright has also written songs for Brad Paisley, Richard Marx, Mindy Smith, among others. She attended Middle Tennessee State University.