Country star Chely Wright returns for a second area performance since she came out and energized last year's Capital Pride -- which happened right after she became the first major country artist to come out as gay, a milestone in a genre known for its conservatism, in both artists and fans. But if anyone can win 'em over, it's the charming, beautiful Kansas-born Wright. Friday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. Tickets are $25. Call 703-549-7500 or visit birchmere.com.