steve-grand-thank_you_for_your_supportOut-and-proud country singer Steve Grand and his new single “All American Boy” have been getting lots of attention recently, having been a cover boy for our good friends at DNA magazine on July 5.

The song has amassed over 1.5 million views on YouTube since it was uploaded on  July 2, and Grand – who has no record deal – is ecstatic with the response and welcomes being hailed the first openly-gay country star.

“I would die a happy man today,” Grand said.

The video for the track cost just $7,000, and was funded by Grand himself, who maxed out his credit card to pay for it.

The video portrays a young gay man who misreads signals from an apparently straight all-American male friend.

Grand said it was inspired by his own experience, revealing: ”I was a 13-year-old boy [at camp]. One of my counsellors was warm and strong and he took an interest in me, not sexually, but as a friend, and it really moved me. I remember leaving with a horrible ache in my heart.”

 

Enjoy the video below:

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