Selected as “one of the 20 most influential, outspoken, and optimistic individuals on the planet” by PrideLife Magazine, Brian Falduto came into prominence after playing the role of Billy, nicknamed Fancy Pants by Jack Black in the cult classic film School of Rock. Now as an adult, he's transformed into a bonafide gay country artist destined for superstardom. His participation in School of Rock had a major impact on his coming of age having been so publicly visible as different but yet too young to come to terms with his sexuality. “My story is one of what happens when we try to label something we don’t understand in order to avoid our own discomfort,” says Brian, a now-out-and-proud LGBTQ advocate. He has traveled the country performing and speaking at Pride events, sharing himself vulnerably and offering hope to countless young people. Brian penned a pivotal essay about his journey in The Advocate and shared his lessons in a viral video for NowThis. Brian shook TikTok this past summer with the release of "Same Old Country Love Song,” an LGBTQ+ country music anthem for those previously left out by country music. The song was greeted with a flood of positive encouragement & excitement, as well as numerous viral video responses of fans celebrating, singing, & dancing along. It acts as the lead single for Brian's debut album Gay Country out March 10, 2023 featuring songs like "Hottest Guy Here", "Big Boys Club", and "Skip the Step."