When BuzzFeed first noticed the underdog success of Steve Grand’s debut single, “All-American Boy,” it anointed him “the first openly gay male country star.” The humble 23-year-old singer/songwriter is quick to point out he’s not yet a star and that there have been openly gay country singers before him -- besides, he doesn’t even call himself a country artist in the first place.

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