Chely Wright is a Country Music
singer. She is known primarily for her hit "Single White Female" and pretty much nothing else
. Far after this hit, Wright was the subject of much controversy in the Country and Western fandom -who are by and large a pretty conservative bunch- for coming out as a lesbian.
Tropes associated with Chely Wright include:
- Bi the Way: The addressee of the song Like Me: "Who's gonna end up holding your hand - a beautiful woman or a tall handsome man?"
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Her fan club posed as family or friends of military members to plant requests for "The Bumper of My SUV".
- The Four Chords of Pop: The stanzas of One Night In Las Vegas start with the familiar I-V-vi-IV progression.
- Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today? and Hilarious in Hindsight: Try watching the video for ''Single White Female'' with a straight face these days.
- Hot Teacher: Played this in Max Keeble's Big Move
- Lipstick Lesbian
- Old Shame: In-universe, "Back of the Bottom Drawer" has the singer digging through some detritus from previous relationships. She is ashamed of said relationships, but still can't bring herself to throw it away.
- One Hit Wonder: "Single White Female" was her only major hit.
- Posthumous Narration: Notes to the Coroner
- Shiksa Goddess: Became the lesbian answer to this trope when she married LGBT activist, Lauren Blitzer, in a Jewish/Christian ceremony
- Three Chords and the Truth: Discussed by Emma Jean`s Guitar: "She only needed three chords to play those good ol` country songs". The song itself, however, is Not an Example.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Heavenly Days: "Tennessee tomboy, feminine girl, takin' a ride on top of the world..."
- The Unreveal: When it was announced that someone in country music was going to admit they were gay, it caused something of a stir (country fans being very conservative.) When it was revealed it was Chely Wright, the response quickly shifted to "Who?!"
- Writer Revolt: Wright's record company apparently disliked the gloominess of one of her recent albums, and requested that she write "something positive and hopeful". And so she did.