Please join KLRU as Evan Smith interviews singer-songwriter Chely Wright for a taping of Overheard With Evan Smith on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. RSVP here
Wright began writing songs as a teenager in Kansas – a hobby that led to hit songs and numerous awards, including the Academy of Country Music Award for Best New Female Vocalist in 1995. Wright built a successful career as a musician in Nashville. Then in 2010 she launched a parallel career as an author and activist, publishing a memoir titled Like Me, coming out as the first openly gay country music star and founding The Like Me Organization to support the LGBT community. Wright’s seventh album, Lifted off the Ground, was released in conjunction with her memoir and explores many of the issues discussed in the book. Wright is in Austin to receive an award from Atticus Circle.
Overheard with Evan Smith updates the successful formula of our award-winning series Texas Monthly Talks — great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The new show brings you the same mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and is being offered to PBS stations nationwide. Thanks for helping us launch this exciting new program.