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CQ Roundup, September 21-27

Welcome to the first edition of CQ Roundup, our weekly roundup of news from the queer country world! Here’s the tea:

  • Brandi Carlile opens(!) for Courtney Marie Andrews in SF, hangs out with Sam Smith at Joni Mitchell’s house, and slays sold-out crowds in Berkeley (She’ll be doing much the same in Colorado starting Friday night.)
  • Brandi Carlile shares behind-the-scenes video of her sold-out MSG show.
  • Orville Peck is on the cover of British GQ. Here’s a nice gallery of Orville Peck and Le Ren live in Somerville, MA.
  • Lil Nas X talks to Ellen about coming out.
  • Ty Herndon comments on Lil Nas X and whether your orientation matters in Nashville on his way to join Melissa Etheridge at a fab Hollywood charity gala.
  • Music video ad for Ken Burns’ “Country” features CQ fave Amythyst Kiah.
  • CQ darlings Karen & the Sorrows release this amazing video in advance of their new album.
  • CQ pal Mercy Bell just released a lyric video for her delightful song “Skip to the Part” (featuring another CQ pal, James Wilson of Paisley Fields, on keys.)
  • Our good buddy Mya Byrne wins Best Folk Song at Trans Trenderz Music Awards for “Faultline” – watch the winning performance here, and catch her at Folsom Street Fair in SF on Sunday at 2pm!
  • The always-rad Dillbilly just released Hindsight 2019, a 20-year retrospective album. Listen here.
  • Our dude Man of the Minch’s “Undertow” was named as one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now”. Listen to it here.

That’s all for now!

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