Lesbian country singer Chely Wright has been tipped to take the top music prize at the upcoming Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.
The singer rocked the world of country music in May (10) by becoming the genre's first openly gay star, and now GLAAD bosses have recognised her with a nomination in the Outstanding Music Artist category for her album Lifted Off the Ground.
She'll go up against Scissor Sisters (Night Work), Antony and the Johnsons (Swanlights), Big Freedia (Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1) and Kele Okereke (The Boxer).
Cher and Christina Aguilera's movie Burlesque will face Easy A, The Kids Are All Right, The Girl Who Played with Fire and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World in the Outstanding Film - Wide Release category, while Howl, I Love You Phillip Morris, La Mission, Undertow and Patrik Age 1.5 feature in the Limited Release section.
In the TV categories, Glee is pitted against Greek, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara for the Outstanding Comedy Series prize. For Outstanding Drama Series, the contenders are Brothers & Sisters, Degrassi, Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars and True Blood.
The 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards will take place in New York in March (11), with additional ceremonies in San Francisco and Los Angeles later this year (11).