Tonight, Showtime is airing the national television premiere of Wish Me Away, the documentary which chronicles country singer Chely Wright’s coming out and the release of her book. Wish Me Away showcases the initial struggles she faced with her family, and the challenges she overcame in Nashville, country music’s epicenter, as one of the first out country singers. Watch the film’s trailer below.
Wish Me Away has traveled the festival circuit for over a year, where it has received great reviews from critics and audiences alike.
Earlier this week Chely presented the Interfaith Alliance’s President’s Award to LGBT advocate and author of “CRISIS: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay In America,” Mitchell Gold, at the annual Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award dinner in New York. Chely received the Award last year.
You can see a video of Chely at the GLAAD Media Awards below, and be sure to catch Wish Me Away from directors Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf tonight on Showtime at 8 pm.