Steve Grand, the YouTube sensation who has been described as the first openly gay male country star, recently had his debut New York performance with a tender rendition of his hit "All-American Boy."
Performing in conjunction with the Bailey House’s STARS (Success Through Accessing Rental Assistance and Support) program for HIV-positive and LGBT youth, the event also included a silent auction and performances by Kelly King, Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.
"All-American Boy" tells the story of a gay young man who develops an affection for his straight friend -- the feelings of which aren't reciprocated. Grand previously told The Huffington Post that the song is based on personal experience.
"I was a 13-year-old boy [at camp]," said Grand. "One of my counselors 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."
Check out the video above to hear the live performance of Grand's hit "All-American Boy."
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