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Steve Grand Makes Gay People Feel Less Lonely

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 4.14.27 PMIf it seems like years since out musician Steve Grand first landed on your radar, you’re not alone. “I swear I feel like I’ve been working on this album for 12 years,” the country singer says with a laugh in a new EPK video to promote All-American Boy, his debut album due March 24. For the record, it’s been just over a year and a half since his perfect pecs handsome face uplifting video for the single “All-American Boy” made him an internet sensation.

‘What really made a difference for me was the people that would write in and some of these people would tell me their life stories or stories of their All-American boys that got away. That made me realize this is why I did this — to connect people and to connect with people.” Grand recalls receiving thousands of letters from gay people who thanked him for them feel less alone in the world.

While some cynics think it’s no longer a big deal to come out as gay at the start of a burgeoning music career, Grand disagrees.

“You know who cares are the kids that are really struggling with this,” he says in the video, adding “Or the kids who feel like they would still rather be dead than live life as a gay person. I’m thinking about them all the time while I’m doing these things.”

Watch Steve discuss his career thus far below.