Queer Country at Americanafest 2023

Rachel Cholst
September 13, 2023
Rainbow Rodeo

Americana has been more or less defined as country and roots music’s island of misfit toys — including queer country artists. But in the past decade, as I wrote for The Boot, Americana the genre has become a commercial juggernaut, thanks in no small part to the Americana Music Association. Every September, Americanafest descends onto Nashville, highlighting the genre’s talent and diversity. While Americanafest still has some ways to go this year’s festival, from September 19 – 23, has one of the most robust lineups of LGBTQ+ artists to date.

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