Openly Gay Singer ‘Dies’, Reborn As Totally ‘Straight’ Country Singer ‘Nate Green’

Seems like somebody forgot to invite us to the funeral of out and proud country singer Josey Greenwell, who you may remember dated former A-List New York cast member Rodiney Santiago.

nate green singer[Josey Greenwell performing at Detroit  Motor City Pride in June 2012]

Greenwell, who landed the cover of DNA Magazine in 2011 and performed at several pride events in 2012, was miraculously reborn as ‘straight‘ country singer Nate Green a few months ago after his P.R. team scrubbed all of his ‘openly-gay’ social media profiles about six months ago.


His new twitter account @NateGreenMusic already has over 31 thousand followers, mostly teenage girls according to his P.R. team.


dna[Image Credit: DNA Magazine]



According to WEHO Confidential:

He seems to have sanitized and “straightens” up all of his followers and comments. He deletes or hides any gay comments about him or any comments revealing he is really Josey Greenwell and gay. We googled and found a few local or web live interviews that he has done as Nate Green along with a few obscure articles where he denies being gay or tries to be straight. We even signed up for his fan pages and tried to comment on his social media pages to ask him if he is Josey Greenwell and why is he denying being gay and becoming a different person? Our comments never appeared on his sites and several of our gay friends tried to do the same but it seems like all comments that are remotely gay or from gay fans are not allowed on his sites and he won’t allow you to be a fan or friend or follow. He only features straight women and girls and a few seemingly straight guys to comment on his sites or follow him or become his friend or fan online.

One fan actually got a message from Nate Green/Josey Greenwell stating that if he did not stop trying to post gay related comments on Nate Green’s sites he was going to use legal action against him.

Here is what Greenwell told DNA magazine in 2011 about being an out and proud country singer:

In moving to Nashville when I was 19, I was signed to a record label here.

After we had been recording for months, they found out I was gay and dropped me from the record label and debut album wasn’t released. I ended up finishing the project myself and spent all that year promoting it myself and trying to get any kind of help I could. They said, “Music isn’t ready for something as controversial as you and we sure as hell wont be the first label to have it.”

I don’t think that is true at all and actually think music is READY for someone like me to come along! Music can put someone on such a pedestal and it’s up to them whether or not they use that for the greater good and I definitely feel like I am not only strong enough, but now brave enough to be able to stand up for millions of people out there just like me and stand as a role model with my music. I have launched myself full force into the country/pop world and am definitely looking for any opportunity to share my story. It took me a long time to be ok with the fact that what happened with the label “wasn’t” ok to do.

Music should be about talent and not sexuality, but I’m proud of mine nonetheless.(Emphasis mine)

Openly gay singer Cody Belew, who appeared on Season 3 of The Voice, told Out & About Nashville: “I don’t understand how they’re going to rebrand Josey and actually hope to separate him from his past, but I do understand why they want to do it.”

O&AN adds:

Joseph Ignatius Greenwall Jr. seems to have abandoned the Josey who told DNA that “Music should be about talent and not sexuality, but I’m proud of mine nonetheless,” in favor of Nate Green, who isn’t on the cover of DNA but is extremely popular with females, ages 13 to 24. That tradeoff is a bit tragic. Or maybe Josey was just another victim of the fame industry and Belew’s insight can help us take a broader view of who’s to blame.

‘Deceased’ gay singer Josey Greenwell playing at Motor City Pride in Detroit, MI on June 2nd, 2012:

You may remember Greenwell’s cover of Britney’s “I Wanna Go” which he has since been deleted from YouTube:

Here is Josey, I mean Nate’s new music video for ‘Wild and Free’ where he totally gets to act the straight part for his country fans:

Out & About Nashville notes:

The sad irony of this situation is that this isn’t the first time Joseph Ignatius Greenwell Jr. has found himself at the center of an identity controversy. Remember that Dr. Phil episode featuring Greenwell? It was about a catfish who used Greenwell’s identity to lure unsuspecting women into a psychological relationship via the internet. That Greenwell/Green should choose to manipulate his own identity, betraying his former fans and misleading his new fans, for the advancement of his career is an ironic twist.

Here are some more videos of Josey he probably wants deleted from the internet:

(Make sure to check out Josey’s new Facebook page here.)

[H/T: Bilerico]


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  1. DNA on August 21, 2014


  2. Daniel on August 21, 2014

    This man is big crap and LIAR!!!

    He did not work the trick of pretending to be homosexual, and decided better stop pretending, and become heterosexual, because homosexual male cannot have body defined.

    I always knew and We should never trust him.

    I think you have been given too much credit to this boy, and I really, against this kind of news, I consider myself a skeptic.

    Let points:

    1.-If he really was gay as he allegedly had stated at the time, I think that giving a heterosexual image, far from being a step forward, is the opposite: a step back. At the moment, no one believes him.

    2. Now, if the guy is really heterosexual, yes that worked pretend to be gay, because then what? Perhaps you will say who underwent psychotherapy to stop being homosexual and heterosexual already? Because that no one believes it.

    Really, I could even say that the trick will not work to pretend to be gay because you no longer redituaba both assumed to be heterosexual-like what is-for that now, his career rebounded.

    In my view, came to the conclusion that this guy does not really know what you want, it is logical that will be at most about 19 or 20 years old maximum, and that age kids do not know what they want.

    Regarding the statement “no matter who you go to bed,” I think it does not apply in this case, why? Because it does not play with sexuality and feelings. I would tell him to stop at this point: O ARE MEN? Or ARE WOMEN? DEFINED BUT HE, HE DECIDE ONCE! INSURANCE AND SAY WHAT, WHY IS NOT GAY PUBLIC MOCK, AND I THINK THAT IS A DISRESPECT TO SAY NOW IS STRAIGHT BECAUSE WE ARE PLAYING WHAT THEN?FUCK!

    Much of his fame was won by public LGBTTTI, who fed him now that if the record companies and producers are a bunch of magnates, backward, illiterate, technocratic, neoliberal and scoundrels who tried him for his sexual orientation and they did not support him, it’s not our fault.

    And even, I propose the following measure for all LGBTTTI group, and all media aimed at gay sector

    BOYCOTT! Josey Greenwell (Nate Green).

    We need to vet this unscrupulous pseudo artist.

    From now on, no means of electronic or printed communication dares to give him the news.

    Moreover, we delete all posts and pictures have been made with HIM.

    This character must be considered as a person “non grata” for homosexuals.



  3. Anonymous on August 21, 2014

    He is def gay. Worked at Tribe, a gay bar in Nashville….& he can’t sing! Lol.,.who cares if he’s gay, but to deny & …he can’t sing!!!! Lol!!!

  4. Casper on August 25, 2014

    It’s not only sad because he can’t be a proud gay man….I’s sad because he thinks he can sing. A delusional failure. I’s over for him.

  5. Stevo on August 27, 2014

    Karma is a bitch. This unhappy homo will be mocked, ridiculed and shunned by our homo tribe for his utterly contemptible actions. He will hate himself even more for foreclosing on his own identity and he will end up broken. He will fill the hole in his soul by stuffing his face, perhaps, and his tight little butt will expand until he has a wider caboose then Kenny Rodgers and drinks alone in the corner of the local has-been bar. Enjoy the life you have chosen, Casey Whoeveryouare, it’s a lonely road you’ve chosen.

  6. Stevo on August 27, 2014

    Wow – just watched his new ‘straight’ video; Interesting how the opening shot shows him turning his back to the woman – how appropriate; You could write a thesis on the symbolism chosen in this video but it wouldn’t be worth it because this dude can’t even sing. Sure, that’s my opinion but I happen to be a professional sound engineer (openly gay, thanks – and no one in the music industry cares because I am good at my job); Speaking of jobs, a singer shouldn’t need to heavily rely on ‘auto-tune’ aka the ‘vocoder’ to sing on key. Any professional can spot auto-tune a mile away, especially when it is used to hide poor vocals and not used as an embellishment. Yeah, this little looker won’t last long and I expect he has a rich mommy or daddy because I don’t know a lot of producers who would get behind this talentless fop.

  7. Curtis on September 27, 2014

    I want Tom now why anyone even cares. Whether he’s gay or straight, the fact of the matter is he’s not a good singer. He’s voice is average at best. Cute as a button but his singing is dime a dozen generic.

  8. Anonymous on January 12, 2015

    This man recently committed suicide.