After appearing in public as gay in a recent interview, TJ Osborne Thanks the fans for their support.
The singer who makes up the half notable Country duo The Osborne Brothers, Publicly Discuss being gay for the first time In an interview with Time Wednesday, he mentioned that he had been out with close friends and family for a while, but he finally decided to be as open and honest with his fans as possible.
Although he feared that more conservative countryside fans would not be supportive of him, TJ appeared onEllen DeGeneresThursday’s show reveals that his experience has been the opposite so far.
“I expected a wave of love from family and friends. I did not expect you to feel the way you did,” He said to the host. “I think it’s one thing when you only know and assume people love you, and it’s different when you hear it and when you hear it honestly.”
He added later in the interview, “Right now, I feel so loved, and one of those things I love is, ‘Oh my God, I hope I can share this love with other people.’ Then I have people I didn’t even expect to say any Something, and connect with me.People that I feel embody masculinity and straight culture to the ninth degree, and come out with a lot of pride to me. That was a moment really for me that made me feel like, ‘Wow, this was there the whole time.’
Although his upcoming trip has been met with praise so far, the singer noted that he still worries about how rural and conservative America feels when he and his brother go to play there again.
“I think the country comes from many rural roots which are Christianity and a lot of old school thinking, but I really think that has changed a lot over the years. I know it has changed a lot over the years,” he said. “I’m really curious to see how you’re going to play with us. We go to the countryside of America. I feel confident going to places like Los Angeles and Chicago and playing here in Nashville, where I live. You know I’m curious to know how in the rural counties and so on.”
The comments echo those he made In his article for Time, Hinting that his anxiety about coming out may have led him to give his fans little credit when it comes to their views on homosexuality.
He told the newspaper: “I want to reach the peak of my career and be completely.” “I mean, I am who I am, but I kept a part of me silent, and it was just stifling.”
During his interview with DeGeneres, the singer received a round of applause from both the host and mustered her when he indicated that his only regret to come out was to wait so long.
He said, “I got to the point where I knew there was never really a perfect time.” “Honestly, now that I’m late for it now, with the exit, it’s crazy for me to think, really the perfect time is always now.”