Nashville – In discussing the inspiration for his new video, country singer Cameron Hawthorn says, “I remember always thinking how special it was to dance freely with my boyfriend in the living room of our apartment.” The video for “Dancing in the Living Room” features sweet, romantic vignettes and highlights the intimacy of dancing with one’s partner at home. In the video, there is a diversity of couples. Some include a lesbian couple moving in together and an elderly couple dancing in their kitchen. And of course, Hawthorne dancing with his own partner. “I’ve got you in my arms and I’m right at home,” Hawthorne sings over the image of two men holding each other.
Hawthorn says, “Being gay, it’s not as easy to dance as a couple in public together as it is for a straight couple. I wanted to express how special that moment is for a couple. When it’s just the two of you in the privacy of your own four walls.”
Country music is not particularly diverse when it comes to LGBT people. Typically, the conservative themes of country music have pushed LGBT musicians out of the genre. However, this is slowly changing. “I keep dreaming of the day when we have a gay country music icon,” country singer and LGBT ally Kacey Musgraves said last year. Gay country musicians such as Chely Wright and Ty Herndon have come out in recent years, paving the way for musicians like Hawthorn. (Gay Star News – Rafaella Gunz at Gaystarnews.com/article/country-singer-cameron-hawthorne-comes-out-in-new-music-video/#gs.0vx4fd)