Steve kicks off his debut album, All American Boy, set to be released on March 24. The album includes the hit singles All American Boy, Stay, Back To California and Time. Steve's KickStarter campaign used to fund the album was the 3rd most successful fundraiser on the website ever.
It’s the moment we’ve ALL been waiting for. Steve has unveiled the release date for his upcoming album ‘All American Boy’, which is set for March 24th. Check out his interview with Out!
‘I sing about things that I go through, but they are things that we all go through, regardless of sexual orientation.’
Following his self-funded, viral music video “All-American Boy,” OUT100 Honoree Steve Grand is set to release his first album on March 24th, which he successfully raised over $325,000 for on Kickstarter (the 3rd most funded music project in Kickstarter history!).
Grand is an openly gay singer who’s certainly country-inspired, but does not self-identify as a country artist. “Music is subjective,” Grand says, “The lines of life are blurring. We are seeing that in music as in sexuality and gender identity…There’s nothing different about my music just because I’m gay. I sing about things that I go through, but they are things that we all go through, regardless of sexual orientation.”
The singer-songwriter pulls inspiration from classic rock stars like The Beatles and Billy Joel to pop queen Lady Gaga. To say he’s just a country singer isn’t the most inclusive title.
A full-length album has also allowed Grand to follow an arc or storyline. “Each song needed to function as a plot point on that arc. A lot of things in life follow that trajectory, where there’s a beginning, middle, and end. Relationship do that, growing up does that, life does that.” Every number, Grand adds, ”explores some kind of relationship, whether it be a relationship with a romantic partner, a relationship with a friend, a relationship with the past, a relationship with something destructive, a relationship with a community.”
All-American Boy is set to release March 24th. To hold you over, watch a live piano performance of the title song below:
Steve recently shared a new video with his fans, a 38-minute behind the scenes look at the album being made. We get to hear some exclusive snippets of some very promising songs including Soaking Wet, Next To Me, Run (just to name a couple!). Click the picture above to see the video. It is a real great way to see how our KickStarter money is getting spent.
Yesterday Steve was interviewed briefly during TMZ live, you can watch the interview below. Steve talks extensivly on the his support of other LGBT artists. Plus we get a sneak peek into Steve’s bedroom!!
Check out the interview below (Steve’s interview starts at 8:24 and runs through 10:19), unfortunately you cannot fast forward you must watch the entire interview!
Steve took to Facebook to congratulate fellow Gay artists Billy Gilman and Ty Herndon.
So proud of Billy Gilman Official and Ty Herndon for being brave and coming out last week! They are both very talented artists who will undoubtably give hope to, and inspire, countless lives. What exciting, courageous times these are – to witness all this positive change! Thank you, Bill and Ty! We’re cheering both of you on!