Crystal Bowersox co-wrote the song with acclaimed singer/songwriter Maia Sharp (Bonnie Raitt, Dixie Chicks, Art Garfunkel), who also co-produced the song with Linda Taylor (“Whose Line Is It Anyway,” Tracy Chapman, Maia Sharp). The song addresses the issue of people who have kept their sexual orientation hidden and how it has affected them during family gatherings.
Here’s what Crystal said about the song: “The holidays are here, and it pains me to think that anyone would be left alone or be forbidden to be with their family over something as silly as their sexual orientation. I hope it will serve as a holiday anthem for people who may finally have the courage to live their life as their true authentic self, proudly and unapologetically, and that their friends and family will love and accept them with loving open arms. May we all celebrate this holiday season together, celebrate equality, and give thanks for the true spirit of Christmas — with our one human family.”
My interview with Crystal and Maia: