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Chely Wright�s Wedding Plans and Country Music Snubs

Chely Wright�s Wedding Plans and Country Music Snubs

Freshly out country music singer Chely Wright couldn’t be more excited as she plands her interfaith, same-sex wedding. She talked to 'People' magazine about planing a tradition-filled wedding in Connecticut and how the country music scene has reacted since her big coming out news last year.

Freshly out country music singer Chely Wright couldn’t be more excited as she plands her interfaith, same-sex wedding.

But Wright says this country girl will be a traditional bride after all.  "It will definitely be a wedding dress," she told People magazine. As will her fiancée Lauren Blitzer.

While a bride’s wedding gown splendor is traditionally a secret to her betrothed, Wright explains, "When two women get married, you want the dresses to coordinate, so we've been showing pictures to each other.”

One tradition they nixed? “We're not wearing veils – we both like our hair too much!"

Wright is set to wed Blitzer, and LGBT activist, in Connecticut where same-sex marriage is recognized, on August 20. "We're old fashioned in that way,” the bride to be pointed out. “We want to be legally married.” The two currently live together in New York City.

The inter-faith nuptials (Blitzer is Jewish and Wright is Christian) will take place outdoors and guests will dine on a BBQ feast from New York's Blue Smoke. "Lauren's idea – not my influence!" Wright clarified to the mag. "I don't even eat meat!"

Wright, who spoke to People after a Nashville Film Festival screening of Wish Me Away, an autobiographical film about her decision come out last year, also spoke about the support (or lack there of) she’s received from the Nashville country music scene.

While she shared Faith Hill has sent "a really beautiful email celebrating my coming out saying, 'I'm proud and happy for you,' " and her ex, crooner Brad Paisley, "whom she dated for several years while she struggled with her sexual identity, made a "very nice donation" to her Reading, Writing and Rhythm charity for musical education," the reception hasn’t been all positive.

"My first performance on the Grand Ole Opry was in 1989, and I was kind of an Opry darling. I'd be called to perform at least every 10 weeks, until my coming out. Since then, I've not heard a peep." Wright says since coming out as a lesbian, she has not been invited to a single industry event.

Not cool, country music peeps!

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