Country Stars Show Support for Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman

After Two Singers Come Out As Gay, Country Stars React

Thursday (Nov. 20), country singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman both publicly came out as gay.

Read: Ty Herndon Comes Out as Gay

Read: Billy Gilman Comes Out as Gay

It must be a scary moment for anyone in their shoes, but since being gay is still such a taboo in the country music industry, their decision took extra bravery.

To show their support and offer blessings, some country stars took to Twitter with kind words.

LeAnn Rimes

Chely Wright, who came out in 2010, replied to Rimes.

And also Herndon and Gilman

Chris Carmack, who plays the closeted country singer Will Lexington on ABC’s Nashville, had this to say.

Lucy Hale

Meghan Linsey

After some of the commotion died down, Gilman responded the outpouring of support with simple grace.

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