Cidny has laid himself bare and the results are wonderful!
Sir Elton John-June 2020
This two-time Grammy nominee’s career has taken Cidny from singing back-up on tour with Elton John, on record with Rod Stewart, (and even a few gigs with Bob Dylan), plus singing lead vocals on the “Grease” movie soundtrack to having nine critically acclaimed solo albums, including the award winning Desire Wire, Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth, Neverland, dream #29, and Howling Trains and Barking Dogs.
Cid’s friends on the albums include friends Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Bryan Adams, Emmylou Harris, Delbert McClinton, and Sir Elton John himself. Cidny has also co-written songs in Nashville for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Dixie Chicks, and several charting singles including Radney Foster’s hit “Hammer and Nails”.
Since 2007, Cidny has been one-third of “super-group”, The Refugees- with Wendy Waldman and Deborah Holland. Their fourth album is slated for release in early 2023.
In 2011, Cidny made the difficult and daunting decision to physically transition from Cindy to Cidny. He wrote and performed his one-person theatrical show Somewhere Between: Not An Ordinary Life, the story of his personal journey, all over the U.S. from 2016-2018.
In 2019-20, a documentary short about Cid's life, directed by T.J. Parsell, called The Gender Line screened at major film festivals around the world and won multiple awards, including several "Best Documentary Short".
Cid recently released his first album as “Cidny Bullens” entitled Walkin' Through This World. The album was co-produced in Nashville with longtime friend Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell, Lucinda Williams).
Cid's memoir TransElectric: My Life as a Cosmic Rock Star--with forward by Sir Elton John--is due out on June 1, 2023. The advance book has already garnered praise from the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Billie Jean King, music author and critic Dave Marsh, manager and record executive Danny Goldberg, and author and world-renowned transgender advocate and educator Jamison Green.
Along with continuing to write and perform his music, Cid is also a transgender and LGBTQIA advocate and a highly regarded public speaker.
WASHINGTON POST ARTS FRONT PAGE ARTICLE 8.30.20
NEW ALBUM "WALKIN' THROUGH THIS WORLD" IS OUT!
You can order the CD right now on my website merch page https://cidnybullens.com/cid-s-merch-shop
along with the "WTTW" t-shirts!
My NEW video of the title track "Walkin' Through This World" The video was shot and directed by the amazing Scot Sax here in Nashville.
The video of the song -- "The Gender Line" -- has been viewed over 80K times!
The video link is HERE:
WTTW is on all digital platforms (Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, etc).
THREE "BEST OF" FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS FOR "THE GENDER LINE" DOCUMENTARY SHORT about my life. Directed by TJ Parsell. TJ, producer Bill Brimm, and I traveled to six of the twelve festivals where the documentary screened: Edmonton, AB, Mill Valley, CA, Bend, OR, Wichita, KS, Nashville, TN, St. Louis, MO. We did not attend Melbourne, AUS, Atlanta, and the festivals where it has screened during the pandemic.
THE GENDER LINE Single Video Directed by Scot Sax