The singer said,
“The response was overwhelmingly positive. It was great to hear from so many A-listers, from Carrie Underwood and Toby Keith to Dierks Bentley — that meant the world to me, that they were willing to speak up. And I’ve received a lot of messages from many smaller, more silent voices who were just grateful to have another country voice speak up and represent themselves. I wasn’t really expecting that reaction.”
Alan says he was nervous about announcing it to the world. He has been opening up to people close to him in recent years, such as his ex-wife and children, and they have been nothing but supportive.
It has been hard for him to live with this secret, so the singer hopes to inspire others who feel the same way he did.