CMT and openly gay country musician, Ty Herndon, have teamed up once again to produce another Concert for Love & Acceptance. The show, which will air on CMT’s social media channels at 8 p.m. ET on June 30th, is a celebration of two worlds that have seemingly been at odds in the past…country music and LGBTQ equality.
However, in recent years, more and more country artists have come out as LGBTQ, including Ty Herndon, Brooke Eden, and T.J. Osborne of the Brothers Osborne, just to name a few.
This has led the country music scene to become more inclusive, granted, at an extremely slow pace, which is why events like this are so important. It’s another brick laid down on the road towards inclusion in an industry that historically has been racist, homophobic, and xenophobic. It’s incredibly powerful to see events that prove the calls for representation aren’t going unheard.
The show will feature performances by some of country music’s biggest LGBTQ stars and straight allies, such as Brooke Eden, Brothers Osborne, Terri Clark, Kristin Chenoweth, LOCASH, Chase Wright, Chris Housman, and more. The concert will be hosted by Ty Herndon and openly gay CMT announcer, Cody Alan.
Proceeds from the show will befit GLAAD, MusiCares, and the Oasis Center, which is a crisis center for young people in the Nashville area.