Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Larry Dvoskin is looking to shock conservative country music fans by finding a new openly gay star.

Dvoskin, who has worked with Ricky Martin and David Bowie, is conducting a search for America's first gay country music star, with auditions starting next month (AUG03).

He says, "America is about freedom and equality. This is about opening the door for an entire generation of people."

His search will be filmed for an upcoming reality TV series.

17/07/2003 09:19