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Chely Wright comes out in People

American country singer Chely Wright revealed she is gay in the upcoming issue of People magazine.

The issue with Wright's interview will hit the stands next week. "Nothing in my life has been more magical than the moment I decided to come out," the singer told the US celebrity weekly in an interview.

Wright said she was under pressure to keep her sexuality a secret after launching her career in 1994. The 39-year-old has released seven studio albums on various labels and more than 15 of her singles have topped the country charts.