LGBTQIA+ Country Music Lovers welcome home

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Where Y'ALL really means ALL

Lavender Country broke barriers with their 1973 studio album. While it went under the radar at the time, it has been reassessed as one of the most important Americana LGBTQ+ albums of all time. It set the stage for what we see today – artists like Brandi Carlile, Joy Oladokun, and Adeem the Artist soaring and causing cracks in the pink ceiling. 

Many other artists are making noise of their own – from multi-instrumentalist Jake Blount to singer-songwriter Mya Byrne and folklorist Jessye DeSilva. Artists are making art and thriving on their own terms – with many finding recognition, including Allison Russell, who recently earned several nominations for the 2023 Americana Honors & Awards.

For all the headway, there has been little improvement in mainstream recognition. That’s where Country Everywhere and Rainbow Rodeo and others come into the picture. Here, you can find resources to discover new, fresh talent in our Directory, as well as News & Events and other essential information. With a focus on LGBTQ+ talent, we uplift queer voices and hope you’ll join us in pushing the boundaries even further.

Country music is three chords and the truth after all, and we deserve to have our stories heard, too. 

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Queerfolk Artists Nashville

LGBTQ+ artists | Nashville | Queerfolk shows 2021/2022

Podcast

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Proud Radio

Hosted by Hunter Kelly on Apple Music. Each show is a celebration of the progress we’ve made in the fight for equal rights and an important reminder of how far is left to go

Website

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Rainey Day Fund

to support artists of color, artists with disabilities, artists in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in the roots music sphere.

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