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Singer-Actor Jack Nathan Harding: "I'm the One That I Had to Ask Permission From"

DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

Release Date: 05/16/2019

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DENNIS ANYONE? with Dennis Hensley

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Dennis visits the peaceful, Sunland, CA home of recording artist and actor Jack Nathan Harding to talk about his recent string of in your face gay country music videos, including the just-dropped "Fed Up." Jack talks about the inspiration behind the music, being a one-man show and doing everything--composing, singing, recording, shooting the videos, editing, getting up online, even the T-shirt shredding. He talks about having to give himself permission to present himself in a sexy way, the McGyver way he had to get some of the trickier camera shots and what his longtime husband thinks of his new-ish endeavors. Jack also discusses his career as an actor, doing guest shots on shows like House, Glee, Brooklyn-99 and The League, the plusses and minuses of having extreme facial hair and what his acting reps think about his sexy gay music videos. Other topics include: growing up in Texas, coming out, what the letters AARP should stand for, www.jacknathanharding.com