The New Rebels: These Diverse Country Artists Are Embracing Their True Selves In Their Music

LGBTQIA+
BIPOC
By
Tom Roland
May 29, 2024
Billboard
Article

Artists like Chris Housman, Tiera Kennedy, and Frank Ray are breaking barriers in country music by embracing their true selves and incorporating diverse influences into their music, challenging industry norms and fostering inclusivity.

read
Article
Tiera Kennedy Black Woman with long Auburn braids wearing a black hat and blazer, smiling in front of a red and white CMT backdrop.
Photo Credit:
Hubert Vestil/Getty Images

resources

decorative diamond background

Podcast

bipoc icondisabled iconlgbtq icon

Rainbow Rodeo Podcast

Rainbow Rodeo is *the* queer country podcast, featuring interviews and playlists with your favorite LGBTQ+ country stars.

decorative diamond background

Website

bipoc icondisabled iconlgbtq icon

RAMPD Recording Artists and Music Professionals with Disabilities

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

decorative diamond background

Podcast

bipoc icondisabled iconlgbtq icon

Proud Radio

Hosted by Hunter Kelly on Apple Music. Each show is a celebration of the progress we’ve made in the fight for equal rights and an important reminder of how far is left to go

Stay connected

The latest curated news, events, new releases and featured profiles and resources delivered to your inbox weekly.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.