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07/10/2013 12:01 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Steve Grand's 'All-American Boy' And Country Music's Views On The LGBT Community

Steve Grand's viral video hit "All-American Boy" has done what many thought would be near impossible: make a country star out of openly gay singer-songwriter.

Grand's video has already racked up over 850,000 views on YouTube as of this writing and with interviews on various internet outlets and "Good Morning America" it looks like the song -- and Grand -- won't be slowing down anytime soon.

While Grand might seem like the exception, country music can be pretty queer at times. Take a look at the slideshow below to see what your favorite country stars like Dolly Parton and Blake Shelton have to say about their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fans and what other queer events happened this past year in the world of country music.

Country Music And The LGBT Community

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