First openly gay country singer

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    Jul 04, 2013 12:16 AM GMT
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mattbellassai/meet-steve-grand-who-might-be-the-first-ever-gay-male-countr?sub=2394531_1334237

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    Jul 04, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    He is GORGEOUS.
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    Jul 04, 2013 12:22 AM GMT
    He's cute and the song is too.

    I was rooting for him but he didn't get the man in the end. icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 04, 2013 12:35 AM GMT
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  • waccamatt

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    Jul 04, 2013 2:16 AM GMT
    ihatemyself said*clicks on link*


    *isn't really interested in the song because it isn't my cup of tea*

    *skims through video*

    *sees the same old shit from other new openly gay music artists that seem to focus their sexual orientation around their music and nothing else where it's redundant, stereotypical, unrelatable and boring*

    *looks down at comments*

    *sees folks busy paying more attention to the way the guy looks, his face, his body and the sexual innuendo of the video than commenting on the ACTUAL song*

    *gets annoyed because he's tired of seeing the same mindless crap and clicks off*


    don't see what this guy is bringing to the table? he's just playing a part of another stereotype instead of breaking them as a music artist. i care about the music. i can see eye candy or porno anytime if i want to.


    Your screen name is apropos, isn't it?
  • tckrguys

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    Jul 04, 2013 2:23 AM GMT
    He is not the first openly gay country singer. There was Chely Wright before him as well as Shane McAnally both within the last few years. We can go back to 1939 to find Vernon Dalhart and in 1973 there was Patrick Haggerty.

    K.D. Lang started in country but crossed over to other genres. Doug Stevens starts the LGMCA in 1998 and don't forget Drake Jensen who has a more country sound than this guy.

    Back on topic, I find this song is okay, but it gets lost in all the other songs that are out there because it is too similar sounding and a bit bland. The video is sweet, but a bit cliche'.
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    Jul 04, 2013 2:24 AM GMT
    Meh wasn't very good in terms of country style.

    In order to make it in Nashville you have to be different and this just wasn't that different.
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    Jul 04, 2013 2:25 AM GMT
    He doesn't seem to exist on iTunes....
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    Jul 04, 2013 2:44 AM GMT
    ihatemyself said*clicks on link*


    *isn't really interested in the song because it isn't my cup of tea*

    *skims through video*

    *sees the same old shit from other new openly gay music artists that seem to focus their sexual orientation around their music and nothing else where it's redundant, stereotypical, unrelatable and boring*

    *looks down at comments*

    *sees folks busy paying more attention to the way the guy looks, his face, his body and the sexual innuendo of the video than commenting on the ACTUAL song*

    *gets annoyed because he's tired of seeing the same mindless crap and clicks off*


    don't see what this guy is bringing to the table? he's just playing a part of another stereotype instead of breaking them as a music artist. i care about the music. i can see eye candy or porno anytime if i want to.


    You are just a hoot. I bet you are "the shit" at all the parties you attend. Such a breath of fresh air you are. RJ is lucky to have people like you to express their opinion.
  • madsexy

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    Jul 04, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
    flguy57 said
    ihatemyself said*clicks on link*


    *isn't really interested in the song because it isn't my cup of tea*

    *skims through video*

    *sees the same old shit from other new openly gay music artists that seem to focus their sexual orientation around their music and nothing else where it's redundant, stereotypical, unrelatable and boring*

    *looks down at comments*

    *sees folks busy paying more attention to the way the guy looks, his face, his body and the sexual innuendo of the video than commenting on the ACTUAL song*

    *gets annoyed because he's tired of seeing the same mindless crap and clicks off*


    don't see what this guy is bringing to the table? he's just playing a part of another stereotype instead of breaking them as a music artist. i care about the music. i can see eye candy or porno anytime if i want to.


    You are just a hoot. I bet you are "the shit" at all the parties you attend. Such a breath of fresh air you are. RJ is lucky to have people like you to express their opinion.


    You're joking, right?
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    Jul 04, 2013 3:01 AM GMT
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  • killercliche

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    Jul 04, 2013 3:10 AM GMT
    msuNdc saidMeh wasn't very good in terms of country style.

    In order to make it in Nashville you have to be different and this just wasn't that different.


    I actually disagree. Nashville is incredibly formulaic. His problem is that he isn't following the formula, in sound or content.


    The vocal is more HOT AC format/boyband. The video got me a bit.
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    Jul 04, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    Regardless of whether he was first, that boy has quite an instrument.

    I thought it was a lovely twist that the object of his desire did not turn out to be a homophobe in the end.
  • josephmovie

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    Jul 04, 2013 3:41 AM GMT
    I was more interested in the fact that they actually showed teens DRINKING ALCOHOL and SMOKING JOINTS. Most other music clips have everyone partying like crazy with not a cigarette or booze bottle in sight.
  • Montague

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    Jul 04, 2013 3:45 AM GMT
    MMickey saidHe doesn't seem to exist on iTunes....


    you were actually going to buy that?
  • isuflyboy

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    Jul 04, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    Damn I got your all American boy right here
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Jul 04, 2013 4:07 AM GMT
    waccamatt said
    ihatemyself said*clicks on link*.....

    *looks down at comments*.......

    *gets annoyed because he's tired of seeing the same mindless crap and clicks off*


    Your screen name is apropos, isn't it?


    +100000000000000000000000000000
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jul 04, 2013 4:08 AM GMT
    My. The lyrics are certainly direct. That song/video was definitely palate cleanser.

    Most gays will enjoy it because it plays into every fantasy they have about being/seducing an "all-American" straight dude with rippling abs. I wonder what country radio will think of it.

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    I like that the singer has gay pornstar name, too, haha. Good luck to him. Although hopefully his next video won't be full of so many weird and chilched Abercrombie & Fitch fantasies. Kind of awkward.

  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Jul 04, 2013 4:10 AM GMT
    I just saw this tonight. Intrigued by an out and proud CW singer.....he's hot and can sing. The song is not my style but not bad.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Jul 04, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    ihatemyself saidi would like to see an openly gay artist do something like what macklemore and ryan lewis did. you mean to tell me a straight artists can make a song like "same love" when you have someone like cazwell and this dude making love and sexual songs for gay clubs.


    Kind of an unfair standard for a young artist right out of the gate, no? Very few gay-themed songs are ever going to be as layered and creative as "Same Love"...hell very few songs of any theme are going to be as creative as "Same Love".

    You can't judge every American play by comparing it to "The Crucible" -- not really fair.
  • O5vx

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    Jul 04, 2013 4:29 AM GMT
    Being a country lover, I like it. Very unstereotypical like some claim it is. The music was very well thought out, the narration was great, but it's nothing top on my list.
  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 04, 2013 4:46 AM GMT
    Very generic sounding voice really (it isn't country AT ALL) and bit dramatic video lol
    I think he jizzed in his pants at one point icon_razz.gif

    I didn't "feel" anything at all, it wasn't emotional for me like some of the comments on youtube. It didn't feel quite authentic to me and felt like any other song on a CW show

    Don't think America is ready for male singer singing about crushing on another man
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    Jul 04, 2013 4:48 AM GMT
    MMickey saidHe doesn't seem to exist on iTunes....


    You can buy it here:

    http://stevegrand.bandcamp.com/
  • bburg34

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    Jul 04, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    I wonder who is more pissed...country fans who don't want openly gay country singers...
    or gays who DON'T WANT COUNTRY MUSIC hahaha

    the abs in the video are RIDICULOUS. the "str8" guy ripping his shirt off to go skinnydipping with the gay guy is SO gay. "oh i was just resting my head on your shoulder." "it's ok BRAH you kissed me but i'm gonna fuck this chick now but i'm tolerant BRAH and we're still friends."

    Why is this artist "torturing" himself over an "all-american" self-hating gay guy who is not even attractive? the singer himself is incredibly hot.

    the song is the same dull plastic stuff that neo-country is... i miss hank williams, johnny cash.... but i guess this singer/songwriter has to market himself right? he's pretty good despite the drecky format.

    overall, this weird A&F-esque video gets an F minus minus from me.

    You insult our intelligence, play into self-loathing stereotypes, and don't do anything musically to move us.

    Sorry, zzzzzzzzzzzz
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    Jul 04, 2013 5:18 AM GMT
    Good on him, you have to start somewhere but as a country fan, it did not really strike a chord (pun intended) and again, not sure if the country world is ready for such an in your face statement/video which resembles more of an Abercrombie and Fitch feel than true country...all a bit too cringeworthy for me! Get some grit, ditch the pretty boy feel and focus on the music but as a seemingly first, you have to applaud him for his efforts and getting out there and doing it!