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CQ Roundup, Nov. 22-29

Holidays can be stressful, amiright? Maybe this’ll help: country queers gettin’ Grammy nods, gettin’ on the covers of magazines, and bringin’ their music to the world. Enjoy your turkey, tofurkey, or whatever urkey you got!

  • Big Grammy noms for country queers! Lil Nas X draws an astonishing seven nominations; Amythyst Kiah is nominated for Best American Roots Song for “Black Myself;” and Brandi Carlile gets four noms: three for her production on Tanya Tucker’s songs, and one for her duet on “Common” with Maren Morris.
  • Justin Hiltner was featured on Episode 6 of Dolly Parton’s America chatting about the queerness of “Jolene”. If you’re on a phone, it’s here.
  • Mercy Bell is playing a free solo show at Harvard and Stone in LA on 11/24. Details.
  • Aaron Lee Tasjan is still touring his ass off, with shows in Minneapolis on Friday, Nov. 22nd, Madison, WI on the 23rd and 24th, and Louisville, KY on Friday the 29th. More here.
  • Sarah Shook and the Disarmers are playing Jersey City, NJ, tonight, and Washington, CD, tomorrow night, November 23rd. Details here. \
  • Mary Gauthier is playing a very special show tonightin Houston with Allison Moorer before traveling to Jackson, MS for a show with Jaimee Harris. The pair will play Silverhill, AL, on Sunday. Looky.
  • Indigo Girls are wrapping up their Midwest tour with shows in Chicago tonight and Berwyn, IL, tomorrow. Check it out.
  • Lavender Country, Secret Emchy Society, and Mya Byrne played to a packed house in the first CQ Presents show in Sonoma last Friday, November 15th. Here’s the story.
  • Orville Peck is on the cover of the inaugural edition of Harper’s Bazaar US. Check it out.
  • Brandon Stansell celebrated signing to new management by releasing a lyric video to his song “Not the Same at Christmastime”. Watch here.

That’s it for now, queeps! If you have an item, send it to