I got a notice that gay saxophonist Dave Koz will appear at the Academy of Country Music Awards, airing this Sunday, with… Toby Keith.
Keith, of course, if famously right-wing (even for country music), known for his jingois… — er, “patriotic” — songs and Republican-friendly politics, disgust with the Dixie Chicks and Fox News Channel appearances.
He’s also a smokin’ hot bear with a large following in the gay community.
Honestly, I think Keith has a mixed record, certainly not one I know of that’s patently anti-gay. But the pairing is still kinda odd. (It bears noting that the announcement came from Koz’s people, not Keith’s.)