Which Country Crooner Is Playing It Straight?

Jun 19th, 2007 // 11 Comments

From today’s “Gatecrasher” column in the New York Daily News:

Which rising country star who markets himself as straight and Southern actually has a boyfriend and is from a chilly corner of the Midwest?

Kenny possibly be talking about who we think he’s talking about? Probably not. But we’re eager to hear your guesses.



  1. zaky

    I know Kenny is the obvious choice, but what about Brad Paisley? I’d do ‘im.

  2. Ned Raggett

    is from a chilly corner of the Midwest

    You mean Bob Mould’s going Nashville too?

  3. Chris N.

    Kenny is most definitely from Luttrell, Tennessee. Gotta think more creatively.

  4. Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing glue

    I’m going with Toby Keith. You know what they say about Ford Truck men.

  5. Chris Molanphy

    Isn’t the Chesney rumor ancient history? (Not saying it’s not true – just old; the media had a field day with the Zellweger breakup.) This reads like they’ve just uncovered some new Nashville closet-dweller.

  6. Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee

    @zaky: Paisley was my first thought, but Wikipedia informs me that he was born in West Virginia.

  7. dollywould

    I wouldn’t consider Brad a “rising” star. He’s been around for years. Plus, I still dream he will leave his According to Jim wife for me someday.

  8. dippinkind

    Jace Everett? He’s from indiana originally, which can get kinda chilly… and his name is Jace.

  9. nonce

    Are there any country stars who don’t “market (themselves) as southern and straight”? Well, KD Lang’s from Canada…oh, wait.

  10. spagetti

    a ‘chilly corner of the midwest’ would mean somewhere in WI, IL, MI, IN, PA… I thought of Bucky Covington, as he is ‘up and coming’, but he is from NC…I am wracking my brain…

  11. swellster

    Hmmm … Jay DeMarcus, the lead singer of Rascal Flats, is from Columbus, OH. He hardly qualifies as “rising” though.

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