A Mainstream Country Star Came Out As Gay, And The Reaction Isn't Exactly What I Was Expecting
This is a really big deal!
T.J. Osborne, of the country duo Brothers Osborne, has publicly come out as gay.
Yes, he's one of us.
"I know it's going to help my relationship with my friends, my family, and, honestly, myself. I just want to thank everyone for the support," he said in an Instagram video.
I'm not sure if you know, but there aren't exactly *many,* if any, out mainstream country artists. So this is a very big deal!
As a lifelong fan of country music who has generally felt a *bit* out of the conversation because I'm gay, I'm somewhat surprised by the positive reactions from some of my all-time faves.
Let's start with the one that makes me *the most* emotional: John Osborne, his brother and musical counterpart.
When asked by Time if he was worried that his brother was coming out, John said:
“If I had to have all my money and success erased for my brother to be truly fulfilled in life,” John says emphatically, “I wouldn’t even think about it. Not for a second.”