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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.

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

June 29 2020 4:14 PM

Even Kylie needs to have a Joanne moment.

April 06 2018 12:36 PM

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

June 12 2015 8:23 AM

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

April 06 2015 11:54 AM

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

February 07 2015 1:44 PM

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

November 21 2014 2:20 PM

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

April 26 2014 2:51 PM