HUFFINGTON POST: World’s First Gay Country Musician Finds Hope While Touring The Heartland
HUFFINGTON POST ARTS & CULTURE: World’s First Gay Country Musician Finds Hope While Touring The Heartland
By Maddie Crum
Patrick Haggerty reaches new listeners, thanks to documentary “These C*cksucking Tears.”
Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina. Over the past year, Patrick Haggerty ― frontman of Lavender Country, the first band to perform openly gay country music ― has been gallivanting across Trump country.
The band’s most popular song, “Cryin’ These Cocksucking Tears,” might make those who voted for the new president-elect uncomfortable. It’s a bluntly sung story about the pain of living as a gay man in America in the early 1970s. The song was first written and recorded in Seattle, Washington, where Haggerty lived at the time…READ THE REST HERE