Invite Chely Wright to sing at the Opry.

Invite Chely Wright to sing at the Opry.

    1. David Dilsizian
    2. Petition by

      David Dilsizian

      Grand Rapids, United States

In the late 90's after many years of singing in Nashville. Chely Wright finally rose to the top of the charts with her number one hit  "Single White Female".  She has had three other top 10 hits and sold over a million units in the United States. She first sang at the Opry on September 16th, 1989 and has frequented the stage ever since.

Chely Wright came out as a lesbian in 2010. Since coming out the Country Music Industry hasn't invited her to perform at any events. I believe The Grand Ole Opry should invite her back to the stage. It would show how much support she still has in Nashville. I believe many still recognize her talent and contribution to the industry. Please sign below to show your support!

 For more information please check out our video!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Help Chely With Her New Album!

      David Dilsizian
      Petition Organizer

      Chely is currently working on a new album! You can help her out by being a backer on KickStarter. Click the link for more details!

      Chely Wright's New Studio Album!

      Chely Wright is raising funds for Chely Wright's New Studio Album! on Kickstarter! Chely Wright is making a new studio album and wants YOU to be a backer. Join Chely's Kickstarter campaign and become part of her team!

    2. An Interview With Chely About Nashville

      David Dilsizian
      Petition Organizer
      Chely Wright: Nashville's quietly rejected me

      (CBS News) Two years ago, Chely Wright became the first major country music artist to reveal that she's gay. These days, Wright isn't often seen at major country music events. She says since she came out she's experienced a subtle rejection by the industry establishment.

    3. Hey Everyone!

      David Dilsizian
      Petition Organizer

      Hey Everyone! I just wanted to give you all a quick heads up. I have received many e-mails asking me what was going on with the petition. I took a little break and I am glad you all were able to keep it alive! A huge Thanks to you all for doing that!! I am about to do another big media push and hope we can get the signatures to go over 100,000! Which would sell out the opry over 22 nights!! More to come soon!!

    4. Interview with Chely

      David Dilsizian
      Petition Organizer

      Country singer Chely Wright sees glimmers of light in battle for gay rights

      More than three years have passed since Chely Wright became the first openly gay country music star. In the time since, she has published an autobiography and been featured in a documentary on her coming out, married her girlfriend, Lauren Blitzer, and given birth to their twin boys, now almost 6 months old.

    5. Reached 50,000 signatures
    6. Ten Times Over!

      David Dilsizian
      Petition Organizer

      We have reached enough supporters to fill The Grand Ole Opry ten times over!! Thank you for signing and showing your support!

    7. Reached 40,000 signatures
    8. Reached 25,000 signatures
    9. Windy City

      David Dilsizian
      Petition Organizer
      Ryan Reynolds' shirtless flight; Sean Hayes blames NBC - Gay Lesbian Bi Trans News Archive - Windy City Times

      Windy City Times News Archive - Ryan Reynolds' shirtless flight; Sean Hayes blames NBC Actor Ryan Reynolds gave passengers on a flight an interesting view when he reportedly had to take his shirt off mid-flight after another passenger threw up on him, according to the New York Post.

    10. Reached 12,500 signatures
    11. Reached 9,000 signatures
    12. Reached 8,000 signatures
    13. Huffington Post!!

      David Dilsizian
      Petition Organizer

      Will You Help This Gay Country Singer Play The Grand Ole Opry?

      A dedicated fan has launched an online petition that hopes to get one of the first openly gay singers in country music back on the stage of the famed Grand Ole Opry. Chely Wright came out of the closet in 2010 after rising to stardom in the late '90s.

    14. Reached 2,500 signatures
    15. Reached 1,500 signatures
    16. Miami-Edge

      David Dilsizian
      Petition Organizer
      The Grand Ole Opry Should Invite Chely Wright Back, Say Activists

      Support is growing among country music fans for a new petition on Change.org to get Chely Wright back to the Grand Ole Opry. Prior to coming out publicly in 2010, the award-winning country singer/songwriter performed on the famous stage regularly. She hasn't been invited back since. "I was kind of an Opry darling.

    17. Just to clarify....

      David Dilsizian
      Petition Organizer

      It has been brought to my attention that some of the press is using the word "reinstate". I just want it to be clear that Chely was never a member of the Opry, she just performed there very frequently until coming out in 2010.

    Supporters

    @NOH8Campaign

    Oct 14, 2013

    Fan petitions the Grand Ole @Opry to invite out country singer @ChelyWright to perform: http://t.co/5JlLeuV2qG #NOH8 http://t.co/ufyUPAoS32

    NOH8 Campaign
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    Reasons for signing

    • Christine H SONOMA, CA
      • 18 days ago

      It just isn't fair to penalize someone for loving!

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    • Marilyn Cruz THE COLONY, TX
      • 20 days ago

      So what she's gay!! I love her more now!!!!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Joy Cobb PURCELLVILLE, VA
      • about 1 month ago

      I am the gay mother if two who loves country music and hopes that they will embrace the fact that there are fans in the GLBT community.

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    • Robert Crosby LAKEVILLE, MN
      • about 1 month ago

      Chely is a very talented artist and her sexual orientation should have nothing whatsoever to do with her ability to perform at ANY venue.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Kelly Campbell SOUTH LYON, MI
      • about 1 month ago

      Chely's personal life has nothing to do with incredible voice and wonderful song writing abilities.

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