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Will Hopkins is a 'Different' Kind of Country Singer: VIDEO


Towleroad reader and D.C. and Nashville-based gay singer-songwriter Will Hopkins just released the lyric video for his song "Different" which you may soon be adding to the "country" section on your iPod.

Watch the lyric video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. More gay separatism....straight guys can have emotional closeness too...

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Jun 3, 2013 11:23:09 AM

  2. And not every gay man is meek and mild.

    Posted by: Paul Browne | Jun 3, 2013 11:28:15 AM

  3. Thanks for posting my song Andy! Just to clarify, while I wrote the song with Ellen Britton, it's sung here by Troy Johnson, one of the best dang singers you'll ever hear. Will Hopkins

    Posted by: Will Hopkins | Jun 3, 2013 11:29:12 AM

  4. Not bad. Just when you think it's going to be sap, there's that twist which makes it interesting.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Jun 3, 2013 11:48:01 AM

  5. On second listen, I LOVE THIS SONG!

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Jun 3, 2013 11:52:32 AM

  6. or on first listen more likely alan.

    a song that i dearly hope gets some play out on the country circuit. well written, and wonderfully sung.

    Posted by: bandanajack | Jun 3, 2013 12:00:40 PM

  7. Careful Paul or "Napoleon complex" Ray (Little penis, I mean Kiwi) will jump all over you for saying anything against non-masculine gays. Of course if he were so proud of being an effeminate gay man he would go by his real name and not hide behind the name LK.

    Posted by: John | Jun 3, 2013 12:17:01 PM

  8. Nice song. And John it doesn't matter at all what Ray Little Kink likes, he can't be made happy.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jun 3, 2013 1:32:37 PM

  9. NICE work, Bill. A "message song" that sneaks up on you. Mr. Johnston does a beautiful job, too.

    Posted by: Tom Crisp | Jun 3, 2013 2:03:08 PM

  10. Loved it. Thanks, Will.

    Posted by: Michael W. | Jun 3, 2013 2:11:18 PM

  11. Thanks to all who've listened to our song -- I'm proud of what the song says. Please feel free to share the video -- we want to spread the song far and wide. Folks can show their support by buying it on iTunes, Amazon, or CD Baby.

    Posted by: Ellen | Jun 3, 2013 2:22:35 PM

  12. @Will Hopkins and Ellen Britton, Thank you both for writing such a heartfelt and inspiring song with such an "interesting" twist.

    Posted by: Howard | Jun 3, 2013 5:35:05 PM

  13. Personally, I think the song was strong enough to stand on the original message about a gay man growing up in a straight and how he felt. The "twist" at the end wasn't necessarily needed and to be honest kind of took me out the story for a brief second. Sure, making an analogy about being gay and Jesus is certainly fine, but again, the sond was powerful without.

    Also, there were some parts of the songs that didn't necessarily connect to the Jesus analogy. Namely, "would you trust your kids around me". That is a particualry gay thing, but not a particualry "Jesus" thing. Again, my own opinion. Overall, I enjoyed the singing and felt the song was strong enough on it's own without the twist. Nice job.

    Posted by: FakeOutrage | Jun 3, 2013 8:23:34 PM

  14. Great song, touching on so many "issues" that anti-gay folks like to pretend exist when the contrary is the truth. Not a big fan of "country music" but these song writers and this singer have done the entire LGBT community a great service by creating such a well-integrated strongly written melody and lyrics that it will do great good for the oppressed young folks who'll hear this song and realize that, as they may feel "different," so do we all as we try our best to live the longest and most authentic lives we are able, as we are able each in our "different" way.

    Posted by: Tom Cardellino | Jun 3, 2013 10:22:15 PM

  15. Awesome song.

    Posted by: Billy Crytical | Jun 4, 2013 12:39:14 AM

  16. Brilliant song! Love the lyrics, love the catch, love the melody.

    Posted by: Marc | Jun 4, 2013 3:58:04 AM

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