Rose becomes first country artist to win GLAAD honor
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
– Lily Rose won her first-ever major award for Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist at the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday in Los Angeles.
The all-genre award honors Rose's debut, "Stronger Than I Am," and her achievements in the LGBTQ community. She was the first-ever LGTBQ female country artist to take home the award.
"I've known I was part of the LGBTQ community for 15 years now, but to be nominated with a GLAAD Award in country music is something I'm really really proud of," said Rose. "[There are] things that we all have our eyes on in some capacity, but there are ones that are really important, and that's what's making me emotional. How important this is. I'm really thankful for people like Shane McAnally and Brandi Carlile and so many other folks, even Ellen in entertainment in general, that walked so we could run. We still have a long way to go, and this right here is a huge win. A huge win for country music. I'm humbled."
Rose's single "I Don't Smoke" is climbing the charts. She also is opening dates on Chris Lane's Fill Them Boots Tour and will join Sam Hunt for festival dates this summer.