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Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Groovy List is thankful for Steve Grand

The Groovy List is a weekly roundup of groovy gay pop culture:

1) Groovy Guy: Mel Tillis
The country music singer and songwriter, who died November 19 at age 85, had six #1 hits on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart - "I Ain't Never" (1972), "Good Woman Blues" (1976), "Heart Healer" (1976), "I Believe in You" (1978), "Coca-Cola Cowboy" (1979) and "Southern Rains" (1980). And in 2012, President Barack Obama awarded him the National Medal of Arts for his contributions to country music.

Tillis also acted in such films as Cottonpickin' Chickenpickers (1967), W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975), The Villain (1979), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981), Cannonball Run II (1984) and Uphill All the Way (1986). Below you can watch him perform "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" (which he wrote) on The Porter Wagoner Show in 1967 and his two 1984 appearances on Late Night with David Letterman.

2) Groovy Gal: Amy Sedaris
The actress, who is currently starring in truTV's At Home with Amy Sedaris, is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

3) Groovy Gal: Julie Taymor
The Tony Award-winning director (The Lion King) is a guest on's Show People with Paul Wontorek.

4) Groovy Music: P!nk's "Beautiful Trauma"
The singer and Channing Tatum star in the music video for her latest single.

5) Groovy Music: Steve Grand's "Walking"
Check out the music video for his new single.

6) Groovy Guy: Justin Hartley
The actor (This Is Us) is a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

7) Groovy Guy: Steve Hayes - Tired Old Queen at the Movies
The fabulous film critic reviews Friendly Persuasian (1956) starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins. For more TOQ, subscribe to his YouTube channel. You can also become a fan on Facebook and follow Steve on Twitter.

8) Groovy Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet and Michael Stuhlbarg of Call Me by Your Name
They (along with the film's director Luca Guadagnino) are interviewed by Scott Mentz (Access Hollywood) in a SAG-AFTRA Foundation Q&A.

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