TJ Osborne Addresses "Hurdles" in Country Music After Coming Out as Gay

Country vocalist TJ Osborne is really feeling freer currently than he ever before anticipated to after publicly coming out as gay.

Following the 36-year-old Brothers Osborne frontman sharing his tale in a TIME publication meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 3, he opened throughout his Feb. 4 look on The Ellen DeGeneres Show regarding the extreme feelings related to this trip.

“Just hearing you say that just honestly made me so emotional,” the entertainer stated in a sneak peek video clip from the episode after host Ellen DeGeneres discussed in his intro that he had actually simply appeared. “I’m trying not to cry on national television right now.”

TJ clarified that this has actually been a brand-new experience for him, considered that he is not generally one to share much regarding his individual life.

“I think it’s kind of the really beautiful thing in all of this for me is, I’ve really never come out to very many people,” he shared. “I’ve only done it to a few people, mainly because I find it just really awkward and uncomfortable. And so it has been a really wild experience to have come out to very few people, although a lot of my friends and family knew already, to then kind of come out publicly in one big fell swoop, which was in some ways nice, in other ways just made for a very emotional day. “