On December 1st, Chely Wright will join together with the LifeBeat Organization and Borders in supporting the fight against HIV/AIDS on World Aids Day. Chely will sign copies of her new CD, Lifted off the Ground and book, Like Me as well as a special acoustic performance at 2:00pm at Borders, Kips Bay â€“ 576 Second Ave in Manhattan. Chelyâ€™s participation in this great cause is part of a national campaign that Borders and LIfebeat have created to bring awareness to this devastating disease.
Borders will be giving customers a chance to give back. The retailer will be donating up to 25%* of a customerâ€™s total sale to Lifebeat, the music industryâ€™s HIV/AIDS prevention charity in America. Borders customers are invited to attend various in-store signings and live performances at select locations nationwide on December 1st, purchase the celebrity author or artistsâ€™ book/CD/DVD and have it signed. Borders will donate up to 25% of the total sale that day to Lifebeat. For more details and information on in-store events and additional artists performances, please visit www.lifebeat.org/borders.
Customers who shop on Borders.com and use the checkout code â€˜LIFEBEATâ€™ on December 1st will have up to 25% of the total purchase donated. Borders, Borders Express, or Waldenbooks customers anywhere in the U.S. can download the DECEMBER ONE voucher at www.lifebeat.org/borders and redeem it at check out to have up to 25% of the total sale donated. The voucher is valid only on December 1st.
Earlier this year, Chely Wright made the announcement that she is gay becoming the first openly gay country music star. Subsequently, she released her tell all book, Like Me, and CD, Lifted Off the Ground. Since then, Chely has appeared/performed on Today Show, Oprah, Ellen, ABC World News Tonight, Access Hollywood, CBS Early Show/Saturday, Joy Behar Show, Don Imus, and most recently on Larry King Live where she participated in the discussion on anti-gay bullying. She has also been featured in countless publications including People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Curve (cover), Out Magazine, Country Weekly and USA Today.
Lifted Off The Ground is Chelyâ€™s seventh album produced by Grammy award winning artist Rodney Crowell. The New York Times cited â€œMs. Wrightâ€™s writing is strong with sharp lyrics.â€ People Magazine stated, â€œThe big news is that Wright just came out. But the fine country-folk songs on this Rodney Crowell-produced album also deserve your attention.â€ Chicago Sun-Times added â€œThere is a truthful vulnerability to the songs on â€œLifted Off The Groundâ€ that is refreshing. It all points to a woman working through turmoil and indecision and coming out on the other side the better for it.â€ Country Weekly hailed, â€œ â€¦.the best album of her career.â€
Chely Wright â€“ December 1st â€“ 2:00pm
Kips Bay â€“ 576 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10016