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Out country singer Chely Wright and fiancée announce wedding date

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer

Out country singer Chely Wright and her fiancée, Lauren Blitzer, an LGBT civil rights activist, have announced their engagement, and plan to marry this summer.

Wright, 40, who came out last year, was the first major country music artist to declare that she was gay.

“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,” Wright told People magazine.

The couple met through their youth advocacy work, and said that their “passion for Scrabble holds them together.”

Wright in 1995 was named best new female vocalist by the Academy of Country Music in 1995.

The wedding is scheduled for August 20 in Connecticut, one of five U.S. where same-sex marriage is legal.

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8 more reader comments:

  1. good for them but “new coutry” still sucks

    Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 11:05pm
  2. meanwhile I did mean to add an “n”

    Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 11:06pm
  3. listen to Hank III! and marry whomever you love!

    Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 11:07pm
  4. WELCOME TO CONNECTICUT! And CONGRATULATIONS.

    Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 11:11pm
  5. congratulations!

    Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 11:21pm
  6. congrats!!!! :) :) :)

    Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 11:31pm
  7. Congratulations and God bless you

    Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 11:34pm
  8. congratulations from puerto rico!!!

    Posted on Friday, April 8, 2011 at 1:55am