T.J. Osborne comes out

In the spirit of trailblazing and breaking new ground (we are looking at you Secretary Pete Buttigieg) we wanted to give props to T.J. Osborne for coming out this week. T.J. came out publicly on February 3rd and also made history in the country music genre as well.

It’s a big moment in country music: Brothers Osborne front man T.J. Osborne came out as a gay man in an interview with TIME magazine published on Feb. 3. The musician said he’s been out to his family and friends for years, but felt it was time to share the news with fans. “I’m very proud to put this out there,” T.J. said in a video he posted on Instagram. “I want you to know … the person you’ve gotten to know over the years is me. Now you’ve just gotten to know more about me.” This news makes T.J. the first and only openly gay man signed to a major music label in the country genre! The country music community as well as some Hollywood stars reacted on social media, with everyone from Kacey Musgraves and Reese Witherspoon to Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley voicing their heartfelt support.

—Wonder Wall

I’m not a fan of country music in general so I’m not really familiar with the group, the singer, or their work but here is something to help put a face to the name.