One of country’s most outspoken artists has a few things to say to the president Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Google
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: Chely Wright performs at the National Park Foundation and Google's 'Made with Code' National Christmas Tree Lightening Ceremony on December 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for Google)

One of the beauties of Twitter is that allows each and every person with internet access on this green earth the ability to make their feelings known about just about anything or anyone. Where we once could only call or fire off letter in the mail to complain about a politician or public figure, we now have the option of making our feelings known on social media from the moment we wake up in the morning until the moment we lay our heads down to go to sleep.

And that’s a good thing … we think.

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Indeed, Twitter has become quite a line of communication for many, including country music singer Chely Wright. Best known for hit songs such as “Single White Female,” “It Was” and “Shut Up and Drive,” Chely has long expressed a liberal viewpoint and held powerful views on many subjects, including our president.

During a series of tweets on Dec. 5 and 6, the outspoken country artist let some more of her true feelings out on how she views the current landscape in Washington, D.C.

“I’m a married, gay, mother of identical twin boys, a working artist, a small business owner for 25+ years and I’ve paid EVERY SINGLE debt I ever owed,” Chely wrote in one tweet tagging President Donald Trump. “I came from nothing. You were handed a fortune. Still, we’re about to see your piss-poor finances.”

She followed it up with a number of other tweets, including an accusation directed at the president saying, “You’re a small man.”


Chely has been one of the few country artists speaking out about the state of affairs in Washington, D.C., and has always been open about her feelings. She joins artists such as Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines and others who remain outspoken about their political beliefs.

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Chely has also been very open about all aspects of her life, recently sharing on her Instagram page her personal experience with sexual harassment earlier in her career. “The host approached me on the song stage and said some very inappropriate things,” she wrote of the incident. “I was stunned.”


No matter which side you may fall on in these often-combative political discussions, it’s refreshing to see someone speak out so confidently these days. Meanwhile, Chely’s Instagram page shows a completely different side of her as a wife and mom who is basking in the pleasures of the holiday season with all those she loves the most.

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She leans a little left. 😉

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Just gonna leave this right here. 😊

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And yes, it’s these moments that we need to bask in when everything else seems to be crumbling down.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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