It’s also a story of not just gay people; it’s also about our straight brothers and sisters.It’s about that horrible ache when you long for someone you know you can’t have.She was more concerned about me having a happy life. I've done a lot of work around forgiveness with people that I've hurt and people I've not been honest with because of my sexuality." Billy Gilman—Hits include: "One Voice," "Oklahoma," "Warm & Fuzzy" Gilman is currently working on new music.You have to be able to do that in your own skin, and [my family] has seen me struggle with being gay my whole career. Another notable quote from his moving video: "If people don't like your music, that's one thing, but after having sold over five million records, having a wonderful life in the music industry, I knew something was wrong when no major label wanted to sit down and have a meeting and listen to the new stuff.It’s especially an occurrence in the gay community because most of us grew up in a straight world." Sonia Leigh—Her new single "Put It In Your Pocket" has already received overwhelming acclaim Leigh is another example of the changing of the tides.
He made headlines in the summer of 2013, though, with the release of his music video "All American Boy," in which he examines romantic idealism. There hasn't been a male country singer as open as he's been, which is a great thing.However, it has been Kacey Musgraves' Grammy and CMA-winning "Follow Your Arrow" that has changed the world.Despite not becoming a bonafide radio hit, the music-buying crowd had something different in mind.Historically speaking, country music hasn't been as accepting for the LGBT community, particularly among the ranks of its singers and songwriters, as most other formats.But the tide began to turn in recent years, led with the outstanding work of Shane Mc Anally and Brandy Clark (both accomplished songwriters and musicians).Following her 2014 Grammy performance of the track, the song shot into the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs, a streaming/airplay/sales hybrid that calculates a song's overall popularity.