auditions begin for reality TV show that’s looking for a gay country star.

auditions begin for reality TV show that’s looking for a gay country star.
A producer is looking for a gay country singers who will compete as part of a reality TV show. Auditions began yesterday in New York City for the as-yet-unnamed show. It’s from “Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Larry Dvoskin … [who] hopes to get at the struggles and lives of the contestants in their quest to become America’s first openly gay country star,” Rolling Stone reports. He says he wants “[s]omebody who, if people say, ‘Sit down, faggot,’ can address that level of hostility and not shrink under that white-hot spotlight.” Six finalists have already been selected. For audition information, contact Dvoskin via the e.mail address or phone number mentioned in this story.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.