OUT IN NASHVILLE is a feature documentary following Bryan Ruby, a professional baseball player and country singer-songwriter who is at a crossroads.
Living true to himself means becoming professional baseball's only openly LGBTQ player – but with homophobia rampant, it could also cost him his career.
When coming face to face with harassment and polarizing ostracism, most would hedge their bets. But Ruby knows there is only one path for him – and while it's not smooth and it sure ain't easy – it will always be authentic.
Bryan Ruby is a trailblazing professional baseball player and rising country music artist based in Nashville, Tennessee. In September of 2021 he became the only active professional baseball player to come out as gay, and his story was featured in USA Today as well as 100+ media outlets around the world including CBS, Yahoo, Bleacher Report and Teen Vogue.
As a songwriter, Bryan has penned songs that have appeared on the Texas Country Top 50 chart and the iTunes Country Top 25 (#16), and songs he has written have been featured on both Huffington Post and People Magazine. As an artist, he won season 7 of the talent-search competition Nashville Rising Song, and is preparing for the release of his debut EP in 2022.
2019—NY $5,000 Songwriter Prize
2020—Nashville Rising Song Talent Search Competition Season 7 Winner
2021—12 Songs Cut By Country and Pop Music Recording Artists
2021—iTunes Top 20 Country Song (Backwoods Bougie, Hayden Joseph)
2021—TX Country Radio Top 50 (Worst Best Way, Xavier Joseph)