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Popping culture: Cape Breton twang meets California torch

I’m constantly surprised and pleased by RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Willam Belli. 

The queen who was known for getting under people’s skin ("Your tone seems very pointed right now") knows how to play the fame game. As soon as she was kicked off Drag Race, a video for "Chow Down at Chick-fil-A” hit the interwebs. And then there’s the video for “I Love You Like a Big Schlong,” as well as plenty of other little goodies she has worked on.

Well it seems that Willam has hooked up — musically at least — with Drake Jensen. Jensen, who hails from Cape Breton, is an openly queer country music singer/songwriter. Their version of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man” is unlike any you’ve ever heard before. It might even make a contemporary country fan out of me. Although personally, I’d love to see Willam do a zither-playing June Carter Cash.

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