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A post shared by Orville Peck (@orvillepeck)Country superstar Orville Peck is opening up about the obstacles he’s faced on the road to success as an out gay artist.

In a new interview, Peck shared that his sexuality was met with ridicule in the traditionally conservative country industry.“It was a lot of people practically laughing in my face, telling me that being an openly gay man in country would never work,” he told PEOPLE. “I’ve met very discouraging moments in my career.

But I just kept my chin up, and I refused to let anybody tell me that I couldn’t do what I wanted. If someone tells me I can’t do something, it makes me want to do it even more.”A post shared by Orville Peck (@orvillepeck)Peck is now blazing a trail for other country artists that don’t fit into classic country stereotypes, both with his career and with his new show on AppleTV+, My Kind of Country.

On the show, Peck, along with fellow country stars Jimmie Allen and Mickey Guyton, go around the world in search of rising artists with takes on country that could shake up the genre.A post shared by Orville Peck (@orvillepeck)Peck said he was drawn to the show because “it’s what I’ve been doing within my own career, is trying to bring different perspectives and representation into country music.”“I hope this opens up some minds and some eyes and some ears that country music should be for everybody and is for everybody,” he continued.

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