Singer/songwriter Vanessa Carlton came out as bisexual while headlining Nashville Pride today.
She told the audience:
AfterEllen.com reader Maggie tipped us off that Vanessa noted “the lyrics to ‘Ordinary Day’ could be about a boy, girl, tranny whatever!” She also changed the pronoun usage frequently throughout her set.
This news was confirmed by several other Tweets of fans in attendance.
Who says Twitter’s good for nothing?
Vanessa Carlton is a Grammy-nominated vocalist famous for her hit singles “A Thousand Miles” and “Ordinary Day.” The 29-year-old singer from Pennsylvania has been romantically linked to Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins, but the pair split a few years ago. She is currently readying her fourth album, Rabbit on the Run, and has noted on Twitter that two of the songs on the LP will be “Moneymaker” and “I Don’t Want to be a Bride.”
In the past, Carlton has dedicated her song “Who’s to Say?” off her second album to her gay fans. The lyrics are a story of forbidden love, including: “And who’s to say that we’re not good enough? / And who’s to say that this is not our love?” She also included a gay male couple in her music video for “Pretty Baby.
A popular contemporary artist with major crossover genre appeal, Vannesa is incredibly successful. All three albums (Be Not Nobody, Harmonium and Heroes and Thieves) have ranked highly on the Billboard 100 and she’s toured with the likes of Stevie Nicks and The Goo Goo Dolls.
Thank you, Vanessa, for choosing Pride to come forward and let your LGBTQ fans know you are not afraid to be vocal about your own sexuality. What a perfect place for a coming out party. Now you can feel free to come out with your new album.