Here's how little I know about mainstream country music: I had never heard of Chely Wright until she came out her coming out was leaked to the media four days before it officially happened. I know, she's huge. Not just mainstream, either; she left MCA Nashville in 2004 and struck it out on her own.
But just like when Ricky Martin and Jennifer Knapp came out, celebrities who come out in traditionally not-that-gay media may not seem huge to us, necessarily, but they'll reach people we aren't reaching ourselves, people who might not be listening to Elton and Melissa and Madonna and the Scissor Sisters.
And she's a real red stater. Why does she just assume that the lady in a minivan in a rich suburb of Nashville is a librul elite who hates the troops, instead of just someone mad that Chely Wright cut her off? This is "Bumper of my SUV."