Billy Eichner
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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.

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

September 21 2022 1:58 PM

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

April 04 2022 10:19 AM

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

March 07 2022 9:34 PM

We are HERE for this queer country takeover!

February 10 2022 1:22 PM

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

November 11 2021 9:23 AM