Country Star T.J. Osborne Of Brothers Osbourne Comes Out As Gay

Country Star T.J. Osborne Of Brothers Osbourne Comes Out As Gay

Country Star T.J. Osborne Of Brothers Osbourne Comes Out As Gay!

Congrats for coming out T.J. Osborne Of Brothers Osbourne! Our hats are off to you man. Continue on for more on T.J. Osborne coming out as gay… reports that country star T.J. Osborne has come out as gay which is a pretty big deal – especially since he is the first openly gay performer signed to a major country record label.

The Brothers Oborne frontman made the revelation in a new interview with TIME published Wednesday, explaining that although he came out to his friends and family years ago. Though he was hesitant to make a public declaration about his sexuality partially because of the country music industry’s infamously conservative values.

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Anyways, T.J. Osborne explained:

People will ask, ‘Why does this even need to be talked about?’ and personally, I agree with that. But for me to show up at an awards show with a man would be jaw-dropping to people. It wouldn’t be like, ‘Oh, cool!

The 36-year-old is “very comfortable being gay.”

He explained:

I find myself being guarded for not wanting to talk about something that I personally don’t have a problem with. That feels so strange.

On Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, telling Ellen DeGeneres that he’s not exactly an open book when it comes to his personal life.

He said:

I think it’s kind of the really beautiful thing in all of this for me is, I’ve really never come out to very many people. I’ve only done it to a few people, mainly because I find it just really awkward and uncomfortable. And so it has been a really wild experience to have come out to very few people, although a lot of my friends and family knew already, to then kind of come out publicly in one big fell swoop, which was in some ways nice, in other ways just made for a very emotional day.

The CMA Award winner said he wasn’t sure when the right time would be to come out, but now feels he should have done it “a long time ago.”

He continued:

I kinda got to this point to where I knew there was really never going to be the perfect time, and that honestly, now that I’m kinda behind it now with the coming out, it’s wild to me that the perfect time is always now. I instantaneously felt that I wish I had done this a long time ago.

He concluded:

I’m curious to see how it all plays out with us going to rural America. I think there are some people out there … there’s a lot of hurdles, clearly, with people that don’t like gay people, and it’s just a thing. But in some respects, I do feel like maybe through my insecurities, I’ve built it up to maybe be a bigger hurdle than it was the whole time.

Watch the video below from Ellen: