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GLAAD and Ty Herndon partner with CMT for third Concert for Love & Acceptance

The event will feature performances from Calum Scott, Cassadee Pope, Michael Ray and more.

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GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organisation, has announced the 2018 Concert for Love & Acceptance on 7th June at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville.

Taking place the night after the 2018 CMT Music Awards, the event will feature a coalition of artists and celebrities appearing and performing to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ community. Ty Herndon and CMT’s Cody Alan will host the event, with Herndon also performing.

There will also be performances from Terri Clark, Cassadee Pope, Michael Ray, Calum Scott, Brandon Stansell and more.

CMT will return as the event’s media sponsor, with support across its radio and social platforms. Additional support for the event is provided by Nissan.

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“Music has the power to uplift, empower, and change hearts and minds across the country,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD President and CEO. “GLAAD is honored to present the third Concert for Love and Acceptance to help drive forward acceptance with an amazing lineup of talent and messages of support for the LGBTQ community.”

“I’m thrilled to partner with GLAAD once again for this show that has broken so much new ground and started so many important conversations over the past three years,” said Herndon. “Letting our LGBTQ friends, family, and neighbors know they are accepted and loved just as they are isn’t just making the world a better place – it’s literally saving lives – and I’m so proud to be a part of it.”

The inaugural Concert for Love and Acceptance was held in 2015 to kick off GLAAD’s Southern Stories Tour and the second iteration was held in 2017. Artists who have supported the event include Reba McEntire, Chris Carmack, Crystal Gayle, Billy Gilman, Dana Goldberg, Kree Harrison, Mickey Guyton, Levi Hummon, Runaway June, Ryan Kinder, Meghan Lindsey, Street Corner Symphony, Thompson Square and Trent Harmon.

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