Country singer Chase Sansing is singing about his past struggles and his current pride as an openly gay man.
In his new single, “Begins With You,” Sansing is talking openly about his life as a gay singer in the world of country music.
“I wrote this song two and a half years ago after coming out,” says Sansing, “After coming out, I felt like I could finally sing the songs I really wanted to sing. I grew up struggling with balancing being a country singer and also being gay because I knew the two didn’t mix that well.”
“I wrote this song specifically to reach out to kids that are like me and are growing up in a small town thinking they are different and that there’s something wrong with them and that it’s a bad thing,” he continues. “I hope this song shows them that it’s not and they are perfect the way they are.”
Going along with that, the music video for the song features Chase Sansing visiting Gay Pride events in Louisville, Chicago, Murfreesboro, and Nashville.
“I began traveling to pride festivals to interview and film people who struggled just like me,” he explains. “It took me two years to finish the project because I wanted to do it right.”
“This song is basically my new start to being the singer I’ve always wanted to be because country music is about singing the truth, and if I’m not singing the truth and what I’m truly feeling then I’m not singing country music.”
You can check out the music video down below.