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Country Star Coming Out?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by missflick, May 3, 2010.

  1. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

    Chely hasn't been a star since 2003 or so. I haven't even heard much about her in the past 5 years. I liked her music though, it was a pity her popularity waned the way it did.
    Last edited: May 3, 2010
  2. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    And here I thought Kenny Chesney had found another way to promote his new DVD :p
  3. Jayar

    Jayar Well-Known Member

    So much for the buzz that it was a major Hollywood action star... color me unphased.
  4. ks777

    ks777 Well-Known Member

    She had one big hit and that's it. Yes I used to listen to her when it was on the radio but she hasn't been that popular. I am a bit surprised that she is lesbian.. She looks very feminine.. I always thought Wynonna was lesbian.
  5. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness pork cutlet bowl fatale

    :rofl: me too. ;)
  6. IceJunkie

    IceJunkie Well-Known Member

    I thought the same thing when I saw this thread. I was like, "Kenny Chesney? If so, finally" :lol:
  7. ks777

    ks777 Well-Known Member

    Is Kenny Chesney really gay?:lol:
  8. missflick

    missflick Well-Known Member

    Lesbians can't be feminine? :p
  9. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

  10. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    I knew it would be a nobody who needed the attention! Disappointed but I knew better...
  11. MOIJTO

    MOIJTO Banned Member

    Desperate actions for a washed up career? What some people will sell their souls for.
  12. Seerek

    Seerek Well-Known Member

    Interesting the names that were being discussed In the rumour mill before the news was confirmed- namely, Shelby Lynne and Teri Clark
  13. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member


    I don't think one has anything at all to do with the other.

    Wynonna looks as feminine as can be. If that's what you're implying.

    Never heard of this singer. I too thought it was to be someone a little more famous from all the hype.
  14. WindSpirit

    WindSpirit OmnipresentAdmeanistrator

    Newsweek has a good interview with her. http://www.newsweek.com/id/237409

    The five reasons she gave for coming out are quite compelling, and they show what gay people have to struggle with on a daily basis. Some straight people have no idea, as some of the comments in this thread clearly show.

    I'm really happy for her, I hope more people will decide to live openly and it not longer will be considered newsworthy. It'll be normal.

    :rolleyes: You're as clueless as you've ever been.
  15. FunnyBut

    FunnyBut Well-Known Member

    Good for her for feeling comfortable enough to come out, but had she ever heard of K.D. Lang? Chely is not the groundbreaker.
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  16. WindSpirit

    WindSpirit OmnipresentAdmeanistrator

    Is K.D. Lang considered a country singer?

    Anyway, I don't think Chely wanted to be considered "groundbreaker" of any kind. Even if she wasn't technically first, it doesn't change the fact that country music it's still a very unwelcoming place for openly gay singers.

    But the times are changing. Even Christian music singers are coming out (Jennifer Knapp)
  17. Andora

    Andora Skating season ends as baseball season begins

    I don't think she is, nor was she when she came out. I also believe her career's always been a bit more unconventional than most. She wasn't tied in with such a conservative group, but I could be wrong. Just going on memory.

    Good for Chely, whether she's a trailblazer or not. That takes serious courage.
  18. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    She was more of a punk singer with a country gimmick, if that makes sense.
    Because she was running around in cut-off cowboy boots and thrift-store cowgirl outfits, kind of making fun of the whole country girl singer idea, the country establishment wanted *nothing* to do with her (and this was long before she was officially out). Her audiences were mostly hipsters who didn't mind listening to country songs - especially kind of punked up ones - but who would never go to a real country show or buy a real country album.
    If she didn't have such an amazing voice and hadn't done some incredible versions of country standards - and hadn't evolved past the punk-cowgirl thing - the country establishment would still be staying far away from her IMHO.....
  19. tarotx

    tarotx Well-Known Member

    If Chely stays positive and true to herself this will help her career even though she didn't come out for that reason. Most country fans want you to be real as you sing true country songs. I'm not talking about the establishment but the fans. A lot of fans I know talked about how she didn't seem quite real and associated that with being a fake and seeming fake is something they hate.
  20. overedge

    overedge Janny uber