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Brian Falduto Releases His Take On Dolly's "Why’d You Come Here Lookin' Like That"

Brian Falduto releases his take on Dolly Parton’s  “Why’d You Come Here Looking Like That”. Known for his big role in “The School Of Rock”, Brian has built a community of fans over the years. With his light and joyful personality, he has been a big example of openness and confidence for many people. Stream and Download HERE.

Like many of his listeners, Brian admires Dolly Parton and shows her respect by covering one of Dolly’s popular songs “Why’d You Come Here Looking Like That”. 

“One of my favorite things to do as an artist is cover songs; it’s a great opportunity to put some familiar music in a setlist while showcasing my influences and letting people know a little more about the music that resonates with me.” – Brian

Brian is an open LGBTQ+ advocate and he is a big part of the community. His sexuality’s journey has been long and is still a big topic Brian loves to discuss. His new take on Dolly’s song makes it universal for every person, no matter what their sexuality is. “Why'd you come in here lookin' like that/In your high heel boots and your painted-on jeans/All decked out like a cowgirl's dream” – who said that those lines are relevant only to a specific gender?

“Deciding on a song to release as a cover was a tough choice but this Dolly Parton tune felt like it fit my current project best. Much like my other music, it’s fun in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way but also earnest at the same time. Plus, it’s just got a great energy and is great to sing-along to! I’m excited for everyone to hear my spin on this country classic!” – Brian


Named “one of the 20 most influential, outspoken, and optimistic individuals on the planet” by PrideLife Magazine, Brian Falduto came into prominence after playing the role of Billy in School of Rock. His participation in the film had a major impact on his coming of age having been so publicly visible as different but yet too young to come to terms with his sexuality. “My story is one of what happens when we try to label something we don’t understand in order to avoid our own discomfort,” says Brian, a now-out-and-proud LGBTQ+ advocate.

In March 2023, Brian released his debut album Gay Country, featuring the viral lead single, "Same Old Country Love Song”, which made its radio premiere on New York’s country station 94.7FM. The song also received TikTok support from School of Rock co-star Jack Black and influencer Tate Hoskins, and the dazzling queer music video is filled with references to Brian’s country queen influences like Shania Twain, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, and more. The album was featured in People Magazine, Billboard, iHeart, Queerty, Out Traveler, Instinct Magazine, and more, while Apple Music Radio chose the album track, “When Your Home Don’t Feel Like Home” as their Proud Pick. He kicked off the album release with a headlining show at NYC's City Winery and toured Pride festivals across the U.S. including West Hartford Pride, Sacramento Pride, and Queerchella (Long Island).

His most recent release, “Just a Phase,” was supported by CMT, The Academy of Country Music, iHeart, Rolling Stone, and more.

You can keep up with Brian Falduto Here!


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