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Wed 10 Jul, 2013
By Robert Ingham

wrote "All-American Boy" from a "pure genuine place of my soul."

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Steve Grand, the handsome openly gay country singer who has become an overnight Internet sensation this week after posting the music video for his single "All-American Boy" on YouTube, spoke to ABC News on Tuesday about his recent success and how he underwent controversial reparative therapy growing up.

Grand’s pop-country ballad "All-American Boy" has propelled Grand 22 into the media spotlight and, as of this writing, has been viewed over 646,000 on YouTube and spurred the interest of the national media. In a recent interview with ABC News, Grand revealed how he was forced to undergo conversion therapy as a teen.

After coming out to friends in the eighth grade, Grand’s parents enrolled him in "straight therapy," which he attended five years.

"I felt like I was really a shame to my parents, and I felt like there was no way I could ever make them proud," Grand said. "I felt like I was a constant disappointment."

Grand, who has stated that music is an outlet for him, says that he wrote "All-American Boy" from a "pure genuine place of my soul."

"It’s not about being gay," Grand added. "It’s about longing. It’s about that longing for someone."


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