Ty Herndon is one of these guys. He's a country music singer that I hadn't heard about until he recently opened up about his past
He says he was in two marriages that failed -- two of them. He also says that both of the ladies were in the know about his sexuality and that he didn't hide anything from them.
Sound familiar? He felt he couldn't be gay and in country music both.
"I've dreamed about being in country music since I was 6 years old," he said. "It's my life, it’s what I do, it's who I am, and I went to great lengths to cover up that fact to be to be a country star."
Apparently there were rumors aplenty concerning Herndon's homosexuality from clear back in back in 1995. A male police officer on gay in the park duty alleged that the star exposed himself.
"I wish I had really great recall or memory about that," Herndon said regarding the alleged peekaboo moment. "I think I had been up for like 6 days doing drugs the night and the day was really a huge blur for me."
Herndon will take it day by day. He is thrilled to see increasing acceptance in Nashville and country music generally.
"Traditionally in country music, we don't see a lot of support for the LGBT community, but that's changing so much," he said. "Nashville is changing so much. I mean my goodness… Kacey Musgraves won Song of the Year for [the lyrics] 'follow your arrow, wherever it points' and two amazing songwriters that happened to be gay wrote that song."
"It gives me a lot of hope that that Nashville is ready for this. I get to be free today. I'm born again today, and I feel like I'm not gonna have any trouble sleeping tonight."