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.