Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Nelson sings, "Inside every cowboy there's a lady who'd love to slip out."

Is this AP report intimating that Nelson is gay? I can't decide. Read the whole thing and check out the photo they picked to run with the article. It seems to me that the entertainment industry, especially Hollywood, can’t decide whether being gay is a badge of honor or something to gossip and twitter about.
Willie Nelson Releases Gay Cowboy Song

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country music outlaw Willie Nelson sang "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" and "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" more than 25 years ago. He released a very different sort of cowboy anthem this Valentine's Day.

"Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other)" may be the first gay cowboy song by a major recording artist. But it was written long before this year's Oscar-nominated "Brokeback Mountain" made gay cowboys a hot topic.

Available exclusively through iTunes, the song features choppy Tex-Mex style guitar runs and Nelson's deadpan delivery of lines like, "What did you think all them saddles and boots was about?" and "Inside every cowboy there's a lady who'd love to slip out…"

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