Earlier this year we learned about the #RamRanchResistance, a counterprotest campaign in Canada using a very gay, very explicit, song about gay cowboys to troll anti-vaxers.The song was “Ram Ranch” by Grant MacDonald, and while it did make us laugh, it’s admittedly a bit hard to listen to.No disrespect to MacDonald, but we’d probably leave it off our gay country playlist.
That got us thinking…what would go on that list?Related: Get ready for Pedro Almodóvar’s answer to ‘Brokeback Mountain’, a gay Western with a smokin’ castWe’ll start with the latest from the mysterious cowpoke himself, Orville Peck.
Peck’s style is distinctively queer, proving there’s room in any musical genre to live authentically.When “Old Town Road” was released in 2019, you could hardly go anywhere without hearing it.
In fact, it became the fastest song ever to be certified diamond when it sold 10 million units. It also helped launch Nas X into stardom, and we’ll forever be grateful for that.Here’s a honkey-tonk tale of cowboy on cowboy desire that will get you right in the mood.