Saturday, July 13, 2013

July 13

Many readers have asked for details about openly gay model-singer-songwriter Steve Grand, whose YouTube video of his original country-infused song All American Boy has racked up more than 1,300,000 views since its upload on July 2 (scroll down to the end of my July 10 post for that video).

In 2012 Steve recorded a cover of Lil Wayne’s “How to Love”, and it puts Wayne’s performance to shame. There's no hiding this boy's talent. Have a look and listen.

Words & music (2011) by Dwayne Carter, Noel Fisher, Jermaine Preyan, Lamar Seymour, Lanelle Seymour.

And here’s another photo from Steve’s modeling days. Rather easy on the eyes.

But I digress. Back to the sexy tan lines, gentlemen:

With a side of denim:

Jared Allman

Growing up Southern, Mormon, and Gay

Twenty-nine-year-old gay actor Jared Allman was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and grew up in a Mormon family on a 500-acre farm in East Tennessee.

OK, that’s already three strikes against him.

After earning a business degree from Tusculum College, a private Presbyterian-affiliated institution in Greeneville, TN, Jared's first job was in the music business doing merchandising for various touring artists. He later worked for a talent agency in Nashville, then moved on to pursue his passion for acting. He appeared in several country music videos on CMT as well as in a couple of docu-series on the Travel and Disney channels.

His first film appearance was in "Figure/Ground" (2011), a short by Daniel Henry that was featured at the Nashville Film Festival. The same year Jared was a key player in season 2 of the Sundance Channel's popular reality series "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys: Nashville," the highest rated original series ever for the network. His next role was his feature film debut, the Indie hit "Scenes from a Gay Marriage" by Matt Riddlehoover. Filmed in Nashville, the movie premiered in 2012. Another Riddlehoover film, "West Hollywood Motel" (2013) followed.

Another of Jared's acting projects, a comedy called "Daughter" (2013), is currently in post-production. Jared is collaborating with Riddlehoover on a romantic comedy in pre-production titled "You Could Have Called First" (2014). He will also appear in the sequel to "Scenes from a Gay Marriage," set to be released in 2015.

Jared, who is beyond photogenic, now lives in Lawrenceville, GA, having relocated to the Atlanta area last year. He's also working on a new project, penning his first book, "Kinda Good at Everything: Growing up Southern, Mormon, and Gay."

Stay tuned for future updates about this up-and-coming man of influence. I leave you with another bit of eye candy.

You're welcome.

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