Sam Williams, Son Of Country Music Legend, Comes Out ‘Tilted Crown’

Country music artist Sam Williams
Country music artist Sam Williams (photo: Thomas Crabtree)

In his poignant music video, “Tilted Crown,” country recording artist Sam Williams comes out as gay (complete with an on-screen kiss with his boyfriend) and acknowledges some of the challenges of growing up as the closeted son of country music legend Hank Williams Jr. Continue reading “Sam Williams, Son Of Country Music Legend, Comes Out ‘Tilted Crown’”

My Favorite Thing Today: ‘Uncle Carl (Came Out On Christmas)’

One of my favorite discoveries in 2020 while scrolling through the land of Twitter was finding this gem of a song, “Uncle Carl (Came Out On Christmas)” by country music artist Aaron LaCombe.

I’m re-upping my interview with LaCombe because I really, really encourage you to stop and take a listen. Also, LaCombe is donating 50% of all proceeds from the song this year to The Trevor Project. Continue reading “My Favorite Thing Today: ‘Uncle Carl (Came Out On Christmas)’”

Pride Music: Country Artist Hayden Joseph ‘Out’

Out country artist Hayden Joseph
Out country music artist Hayden Joseph

Rising country music artist Hayden Joseph releases his uplifting anthem of self-acceptance, “Out,” just in time for Pride month.

The new song showcases Hayden’s bright and effortless vocals amid modern country-pop production. The inspiring and forward-looking lyrics are a clarion call to be out and proud of who you are.

“Every artist needs an ‘I am’ song, and this is mine,” says Joseph about the new track. “At its core, it’s a track about celebrating who you are. For me, it narrates coming out and fully accepting myself, but the meaning will change depending on the listener.”

“I’ve sat on the song for 3 years because I didn’t want to ruffle country music feathers, but I have decided this Pride month is the time.”

Hit the play button below and bounce along to “Out.”

Hayden has been making waves as one of the few out-and-proud singers in the country genre for the better part of the last year, following the successful release of his 2021 debut album, Different (which has garnered over 300,000 streams).

He knows he faces an uphill battle as an openly gay male pursuing a country music career; it’s no secret that the genre hasn’t always been inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community. Despite that, he prides himself in the inclusive nature of his lyrics, and earnestly aspires to “write songs for everyone.”

Hayden strives to continue breaking industry barriers, just as he says in his new single: “Times are changing, uncovering new ground. The world is ready for how I’m speaking out.”

For more out country music artists, check out my previous posts with Cameron Hawthorn, Ty Herndon, and Patrick Masse & Drake Jensen.

You can follow Hayden on Instagram here. “Out” is available now on all digital download/streaming platforms.