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'Concert for Love and Acceptance' features LGBTQ artists, allies
2021-07-01

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Country music artist and philanthropist Ty Herndon, in partnership with CMT, held his annual Concert For Love & Acceptance on June 30.

Presented virtually as an exclusive live streaming event, performances included Herndon, Brothers Osborne, Kristin Chenoweth, Cody Belew, Paul Cardall, Terri Clark, Gavin DeGraw, Brooke Eden, Shelly Fairchild, Jamie Floyd, comedian Dana Goldberg, Harper Grae, Jake Hoot, Chris Housman, Kathy Mattea, Rissi Palmer, Gretchen Peters, Michael Ray, Lily Rose, Tenille Townes, Walker County, Chase Wright and Jaime Wyatt.

Mattea was honored with the second annual Foundation For Love & Acceptance R.A.L.Y. (Rescue A Life, Y'all) Award, presented by Herndon in recognition of her early advocacy for the LGBTQ community and HIV/AIDS awareness. Also, Herndon announced his Foundation for Love & Acceptance 2021 Rising Stars: ARLO, Brooke Eden, Jamie Floyd, Chris Housman and Lily Rose.

GLAAD and Herndon created the first Concert for Love and Acceptance in 2015, shortly after Herndon became the first male country artist to come out as gay.

The show is now streaming exclusively on CMT's Facebook and YouTube channels as well as at F4LA.org for the next 72 hours following the event.


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