Topics :: country music

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Dolly Parton Wraps Up Blue Smoke World Tour

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jul 11, 2014
Country music icon and gay favorite Dolly Parton finishes up her eleventh concert tour, the Blue Smoke World Tour, with a wildly successful concert at the Glastonbury Festival, finishing up with concerts in Stockholm and Locarno, Switzerland.

Kacey Musgraves 1st Country Star to Play GLAAD Awards, Slammed by Anti-Gay Pastor

By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Apr 26, 2014
Kacey Musgraves is set to be the first country singer to perform at the GLAAD Awards next month but one anti-gay pastor says she would have been killed for pro-gay views and LGBT inclusive single "Follow Your Arrow."

The Grand Ole Opry Should Invite Chely Wright Back, Say Activists

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Oct 15, 2013
Support is growing among country music fans for a new petition on to get out lesbian singer Chely Wright back to the Grand Ole Opry.

Gay Country Singer Speaks Out About ’Ex-Gay’ Therapy Past

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jul 10, 2013
Openly gay country singer Steve Grand, whose music video for "All-American Boy" recently went viral, opens up about undergoing "ex-gay" therapy and maxing out his credit card to pay for the video.

Is Steve Grand the First Openly Gay Male Country Singer?

By Jason St. Amand | Saturday Jul 6, 2013
Steve Grand rocked the blogosphere this week after releasing the music video for his song "All-American Boy." Several fans and publications are dubbing the musician as the first openly gay male country singer.


By Adela M. Brito | Tuesday Apr 23, 2013
"Pioneer" is packed with bold songs - ranging from thunderous rockin’ tunes to quieter ballads - and is destined to climb the charts and earn new accolades for the edgy Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Not Your Typical Country Star

By Doug Rule | Monday Jul 30, 2012
What was once simply a hobby for a shy, lonely teenager blossomed four decades ago, after the hometown girl graduated from Brown University and moved back to D.C. She has since sold more than 8 million records.
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