Queer Country at Americanafest 2023

LGBTQIA+
BIPOC
By
Rachel Cholst
September 13, 2023
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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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Color Me Country Artist Grant Fund

to support artists of color in country music

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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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Rainey Day Fund

to support artists of color, artists with disabilities, artists in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in the roots music sphere.

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