28 LGBTQ+ Country Singers You Should Be Listening To

Wide Open Country Staff
June 7, 2023
Wide Open Country

While LGBTQ+ artists have long been an integral part of country music — from the trailblazing Wilma Burgess, considered by many to be the first "out" singer in the industry (though she never came out publicly to fans) to Lavender Country, the band that released the first queer country album with its self-titled 1973 release — it wasn't until recent years that mainstream acts began to publicly come out to fans.

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