The fact is, though, country music has always been averse to controversy.
Technically, he is a member of the country music industry, so that kind of counts.
What happens when country music royalty hangs out with the last vestiges of American royalty?
For most of its history, country music has been a profoundly insular music that avoided tangling with social issues.
George H.W. Bush, dealt a humiliating loss in the 1992 election, regaled his friends with country music.
Perhaps this is why his image now appears in a country music video alongside Martin Luther King and John Wayne.
Anyone turning to country music for life lessons or values had better be content with the advice to simply not be so judgmental!
But the question still remains: Is the country music establishment ready for a gay star?
First, the newcomer announces that he or she has actually been listening to country music all along.
These days, country music is filled with country carpetbaggers.