How Queer Country Artists Are Creating Space For Inclusive Stories In The Genre

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Meredith Lawrence
June 18, 2024
grammy.com
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As country music continues its global explosion, the genre is seeing a growing number of artists in the LGBTQIA+ community — including Adeem the Artist, Lily Rose and Jaime Wyatt — blaze a trail toward acceptance.

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RAMPD Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities

a group amplifying disability culture, promote inclusion, and advocate for accessibility with the music industry.

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Transcendent Roots

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Gay Ole Opry

Why queer country music? Because sometimes you love a culture that doesn’t love you back. And when everyone came to the first Gay Ole Opry in April of 2011 in all their country finery, we knew we weren’t alone. We do it because we love the music and want to build a community to support queer country musicians.

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