Is Country Music Homophobic? Your favorite stars weigh in

For the last year (yes, this video was a year in the making), our friend Broadway has been asking everyone he interviews what turned out to be a surprisingly tough question ... is country music ready for an openly gay country star and whether the genre is homophobic in general? Some of the answers he got may surprise you.

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Scotty McCreery is the Goodwill Ambassador for the 12.14 Foundation in Newtown, CT

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On Monday, it was revealed that Scotty McCreery had joined the 12.14 Foundation as their Goodwill Ambassador. 

The 12.14 Foundation uses arts as a healing mechanism in the wake of the horrific shooting tragedy which occurred in Newtown, CT on December 14, 2012.

 

As the foundation's first "National Goodwill Ambassador.” McCreery will play an active role in promoting the foundation’s arts programming, supporting its fundraising efforts, and building awareness for the organization’s plans to build a world-class performing arts and education center in Newtown. McCreery, who visited with families and school children in Newtown on December 12, 2013, just two days before the first anniversary of the tragedy, is internationally recognized as the winner of Season 10 of American Idol and who has since become one of the top new artists on the country music landscape. 

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Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and Scotty McCreery Among Winners at The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Awards

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The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards were held tonight at
The Fellowship at Two Rivers to honor artists, songwriters, radio personalities
and others in the genres of Christian and Inspirational Country Music.  Winners
included Rascal Flatts for “Mainstream Inspirational Country Song” and “Video,”
Martina McBride for “Mainstream Country Female Artist” and Scotty McCreery for
“Mainstream Country Male Artist,” along with the top Inspirational Country Music
artists: Kali Rose, Tommy Brandt, Mary James, The Roys and many more. For a
complete list of winners, please see below or visit www.FaithFamilyCountry.com

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Scotty McCreery, ‘See You Tonight’ (Deluxe Edition) — Album Review

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"American Idol" season 10 winner Scotty McCreery is ready for you to take notice on his newly released "See You Tonight" record (Oct. 15). As the follow up to his major label debut "Clear As Day" (now a platinum set), he ventures to showcase a more mature sound, tapping into the mainstream's affinity for pop and hip-hop influences. Boasting 16 tracks, he makes sure not to stray too far from his traditional roots, adding healthy doses of steel guitar, fiddle and guitar.

What "See You Tonight" does, quite remarkably, is pinpoint exactly where Scotty fits in the current radio landscape. His youthful exhuberance pours through, and his vocal phrasing is vastly improved. He co-wrote five of the album's tracks, sharpening his growing skillset as a true artist. On the songs he didn't have a hand in creating, he shows that he has an ear for great material.

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