Proud to Be Country
When I was growing up, I never heard openly gay country music. It wasn’t a thing. A couple of country artists ‘came out’ over the years, but I never heard a man singing to a ‘him’ in a song, or a woman singing to a ‘her.’
So, it’s filled my heart with joy and pride over the last few years to see so many LGBTQ+ artists release music and start to take up space in country music.
I obviously write and release openly gay lyrics, but it’s important to me that I do everything I can to promote my queer country peers. If we all lift each other up and cheer each other on, the climate will improve for us all. That’s why I founded and continue to host my radio series, Proud to Be Country, on ARC Radio.
The show is in its second season, and 100% of the main artists played identify as LGBTQ+. Be sure to check out the Spotify playlist which is frequently updated with new releases, and also check out countryqueer.com for frequent features and reviews of new queer country music.
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