Timberlake and the indie hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis each earned six nominations - Timberlake for his slick clips “Mirrors” and “Suit and Tie;” the rappers for their low-budget “Thrift Shop” video. Bruno Mars has four bids for his “Locked Out Of Heaven” piece.
“All-American Boy” singer/songwriter Steve Grand is experiencing a healthy dose of overnight fame since his latest music video procured over 800,000 hits on YouTube in little more than a week. When Steve’s parents first learned he was gay, they subjected him to gay conversion therapy.
Chicago native Steve Grand, 23, is gaining attention this week for his country song, “All-American Boy,” about a gay man’s unrequited love for a straight man. Having gained over 400,000 views in less than a week, Grand is being hailed as the first openly gay male singer of the genre.
Grand, who was made to go to “straight therapy” for five years, says the song is based on personal experiences. From the AP:
Today is a historic day for civil rights in America. By declaring DOMA unconstitutional, the Supreme Court has stated that the U.S. Government can no longer deny federal benefits to same sex couples. This means that people like my uncles, who have been in a committed relationship for over 20 years, will now receive the same rights that my parents have.