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Enjoy your All American holiday

Timothy Kincaid

July 3rd, 2013

For you Independence Day holiday, here’s a new song, All American Boy, from a new artist, Steve Grand.



Jeffrey in St. Louis
July 3rd, 2013 | LINK

Absolutely lovely. Great lyrics, great voice, video with a heart-breaking moment.

We need to get this guy on Ellen!

July 3rd, 2013 | LINK

Very pretty to look at, good voice, but all it needed was a fag-bashing at the end to really hit all the trite story points possible.

Richard Rush
July 3rd, 2013 | LINK

Wow! I almost feel this video was me (minus the awesomely good looks) in the 1960s at college where I fell in love with a straight roommate. He often rode with me on the back of my motorbike, which of course was wonderful, and one day I finally got the courage to take him into the woods to tell him how I felt. (He was the first person I ever told about being gay.) He couldn’t reciprocate the feelings, but he did agree to room with me (just the two of us) for our senior year. He really was one of the greatest guys I’ve ever known.

Thanks for posting it, Timothy.

Here’s some more info about Steve Grand and his music video:

July 4th, 2013 | LINK

I have a hard time with “jaded old gay men” who criticize young gay artists. I got on this rant while reading the negativity directed at Xavier Dolan’s films J’ai tue ma mere (I Killed my Mother) and Les amours imaginaires (Heartbeats): Grand and Dolan are telling their early-20s stories that are important to them. More amazingly, they have successfully completed their movie or video or song – they should be supported and encouraged to keep creating.

BTW, your 6-year old’s painting is not original, it lacks perspective, and the sun doesn’t have yellow rays pointing outwards in all directions!

July 5th, 2013 | LINK

this is so nicely done, and I did not find it corny or overly emotional, just right, ansd sad yes sad, but you never know till you try, or ask

July 5th, 2013 | LINK

I agree; it’s a classic theme – “Layla”, “Jessie’s Girl”, etc, etc. But I thought it was sweet and the story came through very well in the video. Bravo! I hope this gets some play as a music video, not as ‘that gay country music video’. I like country music, and this is a great song!

July 9th, 2013 | LINK

I don’t believe it. That video does not look home made. It looks like it cost $500,000. I know the singer has thanked all of those who helped him but does that include a lighting cameraman and colorist? Best boy, grips and wardrobe? To say nothing of casting director, editor, writer, and director? Just one example, those reverse close-ups in the car ( and that had to be hired and brought to set) take hours to rig. You can’t just sit down with your iPhone and shoot that. Then we get to the recording itself. Mom’s basement? Really?

What I think is interesting is that this kind of money has been spent to create a new gay C&W singer. And some marketing genius has decided the way to launch him is to place the video on Youtube and let it go viral. Certainly got all the gay sites talking about it. Of course I could be quite wrong but I do not believe this is a couple of kids in mom’s basement.

Timothy Kincaid
July 9th, 2013 | LINK


He says it cost $7,000 which he paid by maxing out his credit cards. I’m not in the industry, but I do know that a lot of entry-level production and acting is all friends who volunteer for each other. So the costs for cameraman etc. may actually have been at no cost. The equipment rental was probably the out-of-pocket.

Of course his next shoot, he’ll have to pay everyone. And if this somehow turns into a money maker (which YouTube is not) then he’ll probably have an ethical obligation to pay his professionals.

March 21st, 2015 | LINK

I heard him here first, and have been (sort of) following his career since then. His album is about to be released, and a preview can be heard at the link below. Fortunately, he did not stick to Country as a genre.

So, I will just put this here, for those who may be interested, since I’m not sure how else to share it with the website that made me aware of Steve Grand. Enjoy!

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