[Billboard] GLAAD Announces Concert for Love and Acceptance With Ty Herndon, Cassadee Pope, Calum Scott & More

Today (March 28), GLAAD has announced the third Concert for Love and Acceptance set for June 7 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville.

The show, hosted by Ty Herndon and CMT’s Cody Alan, will feature performances by Ty Herndon, Terri Clark, Cassadee Pope, Michael Ray,Calum Scott and Brandon Stansell,with additional performances and appearances to be announced.

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[Advocate] Gay Singers Highlight Holiday Sorrow and Joy at Point Fundraiser

Christmas can be merry — but it can also be blue, and this contrast was on beautiful display at a recent musical fundraiser for the Point Foundation, The Gift of Song.

Ammo Music Management, which represents an array of diverse artists, showcased this talent at the Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles earlier this month, in support of LGBT scholars.

Headliners Brandon Stansell, Isabelle, Mario Jose, and Jeslyn — as well as special guests Vincint, Matt Bloyd, India Carney, Rayvon Owen, Stephanie Mabey, Ryan Amador, and Sophia Dion — sang both classic hits and original songs, which traversed the spectrum of holiday highs and lows.

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[RollingStone] 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: November 2017

Born in Tennessee, the Los Angeles-residing Stansell got his start in the music industry as a backup dancer for Taylor Swift, and it wasn't until he landed back home after two years on the road supporting her Fearless tour that he even started exercising his own talents as a songwriter (fun fact: he's one of the members of Swift's crew that inspired her Speak Now track "Long Live").

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[Celeb Mix] Brandon Stansell Posts Live Cover Of Miranda Lambert’s “Tin Man”

There are only 17 days left to go until Brandon Stansell’s Kickstarter Campaign finishes. At the current moment, he has reached over $10,000 of his $30,000 goal. Upon reaching the goal, he will record and release his debut album, titled Slow Down. We highly encourage you to pledge right now!

There are plenty of Pledge rewards for backers; the more money you pledge, the bigger reward you will receive. Not only that but as he reaches certain milestones, he will release a surprise for all his backers and fans. The first of which has been released.

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[Pride] Gay Country Star Brandon Stansell Asks for a Little 'Spare Change,' and We're Happy to Give It

It's been an exciting year for up-and-coming gay country music artist Brandon Stansell. This month, he released his fourth music video for his latest single, "Spare Change." In addition, the singer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his full-length album, Slow Down.

In his second interview with PRIDE, Stansell tells us about the plans for his album, the meaning behind his music, and more.

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[Huffington Post] ‘California Country’ Singer Sees His New Video As ‘Joyful Resistance’

Two Angelenos of different ethnic and religious backgrounds find love against the odds in Brandon Stansell’s latest music video, “Spare Change.”

HuffPost got an exclusive look at the new video, in which a subway meet cute turns out to be a topical lesson in inclusion. While Stansell’s two previous videos, “Slow Down” and “Never Know,” addressed the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter’s sexuality by showing him embrace ― and eventually lose ― male love interests, he opted for a political approach this time around. 

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[Pride] Brandon Stansell Talks 'Slow Down' Music Video and the Growing Gay Country Music Scene

Brandon Stansell made waves earlier this year with his music video for the song "Dear John." Joining a growing number of out gay country music stars, Stansell hasn't played coy regarding his sexuality—or his talent. Partnering with director Trent Atkinson and fellow out gay country singer Ty Herndon, Stansell's "Slow Down" captures the sound and feel fans should expect from his upcoming LP.

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[Huffington Post] For This Country Singer, Only An Authentic Life Is Worth Singing About

Brandon Stansell may not be country music’s first openly gay performer, but his new video still feels like a subversive act in a genre so rooted in Americana. 

Released Oct. 3, “Slow Down” sees the handsome singer-songwriter joining a male love interest for a drive through a desert in a battered pick-up truck. The pair share an awkward embrace by a campfire before joining hands in the daylight. 

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