LGBTQ+ country singers on ‘breaking down the system,’ increasing visibility in genre

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June 21, 2024
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LGBTQ+ country singers are more visible than ever, but they're still waiting for their true breakout moment. For every masked crooner like Orville Peck, genre-bending singer-songwriter like Brandi Carlile or T.J. Osborne -- one-half of the hitmaking duo Brothers Osborne -- there are numerous other performers who are fighting for the spotlight in a genre that's still overwhelmingly white, male and straight.

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