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Country singer Chris Housman wrangles a daddy in defiantly gay new music video

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Subscribe to our newsletter for your front-row seat to all things entertainment with a sprinkle of everything else queer.But now, as Housman readies to launch his debut album on May 31—also titled Blueneck—he’s doing so with the support of CMT, the mainstream television network devoted to country music.

And we reckon that’s a pretty major deal!A few weeks after Housman made his red carpet debut at the 2024 CMT Awards—looking like a vision in blue, we might add—the network is hosting the premiere of the music video for his newest single, “Guilty As Sin,” a song and visuals which are both unabashedly, undeniably gay.Country has long been seen as one of music’s most traditional genres, but these queer artists have been shaking things up.(Interestingly, there’s a track titled “Guilty As Sin?” on Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated new album, The Tortured Poet’s Department, so perhaps there was some strategy involved in getting Housman’s single out there beforehand.)Better still: CMT’s not hiding it either.

Heck, they put it on the biggest screen possible, in the middle of Times Square! Now that’s allyship!A post shared by Chris Housman (@chrishousmanmusic)“Guilty Is Sin” is a proper country ballad, one about falling for another man and trying to reconcile that queer attraction with the good ‘ole boy Christian morals he was raised on.“If I had to spend forever in heaven without you, might as well be in hell,” he sings in the chorus, joining a growing lists of queer artists like Rina Sawayama (“This Hell“) and David Archuleta (“Hell Together“) who are defiantly reclaiming homophobic rhetoric through their music.“The idea for this song was inspired by the one and only time I truly tried to ‘pray the gay away’,” Housman shares in a press release. “It took a long time to get there, but this song is about my journey to accepting that there is absolutely nothing wrong with loving someone else.”The brand-new video follows suit, depicting Housman and another man (played by the.

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