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To this day, country music remains one of the hardest genres for an out artist to work in. But despite the age-old machismo, a handful of LGBT singers have found the courage to live proudly as their true selves--a struggle and a victory that shine through in their music. And change is already in the making--in 2014, for example, Kacey Musgraves became the first gay country singer to take home the CMA Song of the Year award, for "Follow Your Arrow," written by two LGBT songwriters. As the country music industry continues to grow and develop, so too will the attitudes toward LGBT artists.

21 pics of Orville Peck that'll make you frequently fond of cowboys

The queer country star, who just released Stampede: Vol. 1, has been serving body-ody-ody.

Orville Peck 'would risk it all' for a night hooking up with Brad Pitt

The country singer was the first guest on Grindr’s new interview series featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar Katya.

Adam Mac Responds to Fan Love & Support After Festival Cancelation

The gay country singer pulled out of his performance in Kentucky after facing homophobia from the community.

Gay Country Songs About Getting Your Back Blown Out Are All Over TikTok

Now this is what we call country!

Maren Morris Unsure About Attending CMA Awards After Trans Debate

"I hate feeling like I need to be the hall monitor of treating people like human beings in country music. It's exhausting."

Kacey Musgraves Is Proud of Gay Country Artists Like T.J. Osborne

The Grammy winner and passionate LGBTQ+ ally spoke to Out at the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles.

TJ Osborne Kisses, Sends Love to Boyfriend After Winning ACM Award

He also mentioned that a Brothers Osborne song had recently been pulled from the radio.

LGBTQ+ Artists Earn Multiple 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards Noms

We are HERE for this queer country takeover!

Out Country Singer TJ Osborne Kissed His Boyfriend at the CMA Awards

It was a hallmark moment for the country crooner, who came out as gay earlier this year!

Republican Lawmaker Kills Bill Honoring TJ Osborne for Coming Out

The Brothers Osborne singer responded with the grace and compassion we do not possess.

Country Star T.J. Osborne, of The Brothers Osborne, Comes Out as Gay

"I realize that it is a big part of who I am."

'School of Rock's Brian Falduto Releases Song for Queer Youth of Faith

He will perform it at Beloved Arise’s Queer Youth of Faith Day.

Kylie Minogue's Country Album Golden Has Arrived

Even Kylie needs to have a Joanne moment.

Ty Herndon, Living (and Singing) the Truth

The country singer performs at the inaugural Concert for Love & Acceptance in Nashville during the CMA Music Festival to help at-risk LGBT youth.

WATCH: Wild Ponies Premiere Video for 'Love Is Not A Sin'

Doug & Telisha Williams, the Nashville-based husband and wife team, released a pro-equality, "pro-love-in-all-its-forms" song and video today.

Gay Country Stars to Bring Hee Haw Musical to Broadway

Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally worked together to create Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical.

Why Country Singer Billy Gilman Coming Out Matters

Ty Herndon inspired a fellow country musician to discuss his personal life, despite Nashville's notorious homophobic reputation

Country Star Kacey Musgraves Angers Homophobes

A gay-positive song from the rising star makes her enemy of the far-right and a hero of GLAAD.