50 Years Later, Seminal Queer Country Act Lavender Country Returns With New LP ‘Blackberry Rose’

Don Giovanni Records has announced the release of the sophomore album from foundational queer country band Lavender Country. The album is called Blackberry Rose and it will be released on February 18th. 

Led by principal songwriter Patrick Haggerty, it is the band’s first album in nearly fifty years. Their debut self-titled album released in 1973 is universally recognized as the first ever country album to be released by an openly gay artist.

Today, Lavender Country have released lead single “I Can’t Shake The Stranger Out Of You across all streaming platforms and Bandcamp

The first single from Blackberry Rose is out today, and is a full-band Nashville Sound reimagined version of LC’s classic “I Can’t Shake The Stranger Out Of You” which was covered by RuPaul’s Drag Race icon Trixie Mattel on her Grammy-nominated 2020 album, Barbara. The song is one of longing, a love song about missing intimacy in the most intimate moments.

Photo by Marie Tamanova

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