You have reached the backwoods home of Gay Country Wes. Have a seat and kick off your shoes! Spend a little time looking around. My country home is yours, or in other words, mi casa es su casa! I’m gonna sit here beside ya and have a nice cold Colt 45®.
Let’s talk a little bit about who I am. I grew up in Southwest Alabama, but I now live near Atlanta, GA. Yeah, that’s still in the South! It’s a deep part of me that isn’t going anywhere. I love to go fishing, hiking, camping, and do other outdoor things. I even like to work in the garden every now and then. I have a love of books and underwear. Yeah, I know those two don’t generally tie together, but a love is a love. It’s gone past an interest and is now part of my being.
I graduated from a local technical college with an associates degree in Accounting and in Residential Architectural Design. They are both interests of mine. Oh, and yeah, I’m gay. OMG, yes! That’s right! I’m a big ol’ Mo. You fisherman with your big rods…yes you…I’ve got a big rod (and reel) and I love fishing for catfish! I haven’t made it into the woods to hunt yet, but that isn’t totally out of the question. So hunters, ya’ll are safe…for the time being.
The purpose of my blog and the accompanying podcasts has somewhat changed since its inception back in 2009. I still want it to be a shining light to those who are gay and who associate themselves with being country. It’s not an easy thing to do as every day, there are people who scream and shout how being country means being the baddest, biggest man and doing only things they consider manly. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Hell, podcasting and blogging wouldn’t fall into that characterization.
One is as country as one feels and believes. Being country is a belief, backed up by a feeling and a yearning for simpler things than people find in cities and surrounding areas. I find myself yearning for that each and every day of my life. It’s funny how when I was a teenager, that was the last thing I wanted because I thought it was terribly boring. Now, as an adult, I see that as peace and tranquility and something of which I don’t get enough. It’s out there and I want it.
You hear so little about being gay and country. It’s really sad and I want this to be an example and a place where those men can see there are others like them. Another thing I’ve noticed is that many (not all) think that being gay means there can’t be any interest in sports, and that isn’t always on a field. I want to get into contact with other gay men and lesbians who like to live in nature.
Now, don’t think I am some rough and tumble guy. I have my soft spots and I have my likes that aren’t considered manly on any scale. Those would have to include my uncanny ability to tell you how the family trees on Days of our Lives have evolved over the years. Yes, I can do that. Other interests would obviously be writing, reading, listening to a wide range of music, and dabbling in HTML, XHTML, and a little CSS. And yes, I do look at other men while I am doing all of the mentioned interests!
To contact me about my site, you can do one of the following:
1) Leave a comment on the blog!
2) Leave a review at the iTunes store by looking up The Gay Life of a Country Boy.
3) Email the blog/podcast at firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Call the show voice mail line at (678) 765-9776 and leave a message.
I would love to hear from you all. Share your tales of country living and tell me what you would like to hear or see posted.