Academy of Country Music Awards

Country Music Cowboys; Old West Gay Icon Rides High at ACMAs (photos!)

Country music cowboys were riding high at the Academy of Country Music Awards show last night. But the cowboy hat is also a gay icon symbolizing the rugged, macho world of the Old West, where homos on the range were more common than not back in the day. That’s a complete reversal of the popular notion that the West was populated by virile, heroic men, according to TruWest, a Web site devoted to the history of the Old West....
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