Steve Grand: All American Boy–the first openly gay Country Music singer?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched this video.

Steve Grand is the latest internet sensation: the first openly gay country music artist attempting to break into the genre. No label. No recording contract. Just a truckload of talent, looks to die for, and an amazing ability to tell a heartbreaking story in song and video. He’s mortgaged himself to the hilt to produce this video. He’s rolled the dice and bet everything on this one throw.

I downloaded the video and the song. I paid more than the going rate for it too. I want to see this guy succeed. In an industry where the Dixie Chicks received death threats and radio boycotts for criticizing President Bush over the invasion of Iraq, I suspect Grand will have a tough row to hoe. But damn, I want to see him succeed.

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