This is gay country
New York now has its own country gay bar, and you've already got Dolly Parton and Lucinda Williams on your iPod; it's time to explore what the rest of the nation already knows. The following megapopular---outside of the five boroughs---acts will shuffle quite nicely alongside your favorite pop hits.
Wed Oct 5 2011
If you love Lady Gaga, try Sugarland
One of the few country acts to actively embrace LGBT fans (founding member Kristen Hall, who departed in 2005, is an out lesbian), megapopular Sugarland shares Gaga's penchant for strange theatrics—the band's latest tour, for example, has a steampunk theme. But no amount of spectacle can overshadow the duo's heartfelt working-class anthems—or singer Jennifer Nettles's soaring vocals.