The year was a sad year for celebrity deaths. One of those deaths truly broke my heart though. She was a singer from the 80s and 90s and one of my all-time favorite country singers. She was The cause was ovarian cancer, said her nephew, Daniel Dunn, the mayor of Temple, Tex.
Imagine my shock while listening to my local country-oldies station. I don't find this to be merely by accident either. The modern Country Music Industry or what's left of it doesn't honor its ancestors in a meaningful way, in my opinion. Even less its black sheep like Dunn who dared to stray from the fold.
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So why is my admiration for country singer Chely Wright clouded by cynicism? Since Wright went public Monday in an interview with People magazine, the Internet has been abuzz with speculation about whether her country career can survive the revelation. To which I say: What career? She lost her major label deal in , after disappointing sales of her album Never Love You Enough. She writes of leaving home at 17 to pursue her dreams of musical stardom, and her fear that she would lose everything if the truth came out.