chely wright getty Chely Wright is the mystery celeb who's coming out, say our sourcesA couple weeks ago, The Dish Rag was the first to report that a celebrity would be following in Ricky Martin’s footsteps and coming out of the closet on May 5. Next, we were the first to report that the person in question is a female music artist.

The speculation has picked up in the past few days, with bloggers running down lists of female country artists, cross-checking them with the coming week’s talk-show schedules and throwing out the likes of Terri Clark and Shelby Lynne as possible suspects.

]]>Chely Wright, who’s best known for her songs “Shut Up and Drive” and “Single White Female.” She has a memoir, “Like Me,” and a new album, “Lifted Off the Ground,” due in stores this week. She’s also now the consensus choice for the person attached to this little mystery, with everyone from Gawker to TMZ to the New York Daily News outing her and potentially wrecking what was supposed to be People Magazine’s exclusive. Well, we’ll all know soon enough on Wednesday (May 5) when the announcement and PR blitz is expected to begin. And we’re not big gamblers, but The Dish Rag thinks if you are a betting type put your money on Chely. Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Facebook for the latest celebrity news and buzz. More coming out dish:  Move over, Ricky Martin: Another celeb is coming out
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