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“These Ccksucking Tears”: The Story Behind The First Gay Country Album

Watch a new documentary about 1973's "Lavender Country."
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Patrick Haggerty released the remarkable self-titled album Lavender Country in 1973. It's a breezy, old-school-outlaw country record that's since been tagged as the first of its kind recorded by an openly gay man. The 10-song collec...

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Lavender Country, the man behind the 1973 album that's widely considered the first openly gay country music album, unfortunately had to cancel what would have been his first tour in 40 years. That includes the NYC show that was...

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In the early 70's Patrick Haggerty recorded Lavender Country, the first gay country music album. The Guardian's Graeme Thomson gives the recording some renewed attention: As a genre, country can usually be relied on for certain stap...


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