Chapel Hart, Sam Williams play Concert For Love & Acceptance
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Chapel Hart, Sam Williams play Concert For Love & Acceptance

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 – GLAAD and singer Ty Herndon announced new names who will play the Concert For Love & Acceptance on June 7 at Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville. Chapel Hart, Sam Williams, Jamie Floyd, Brandon Stansell, and Bryan Ruby join the previously announced Maddie & Tae, Terri Clark, Pam Tillis, Desmond Child, Wendy Moten, Billy Gilman, Shelly Fairchild and Justin Fabus at the concert in support of LGBTQ.

"At a time when there are so many folks trying to divide us, I'm so proud to see the Nashville music community coming together to support love and acceptance for all people. This is going to be a great night of music and positivity that celebrates LGBTQ artists, allies and fans, and we've still got more exciting announcements ahead," said Herndon.

More performers will be announced soon.

"Although it is currently an extremely turbulent time for LGBTQ people as we are forced to navigate many barriers being brought forth by a wave of anti-LGBTQ bills popping up all over the country, there is still a palpable momentum happening in Nashville and within country music to make it a more welcoming place for queer people," said GLAAD Vice President of Communications and Talent, Anthony Allen Ramos. The Concert for Love & Acceptance's core message of treating others with respect is more urgent than ever."

Herndon and GLAAD, a media advocacy organization, joined together for the first time in 2015 to create the Concert For Love & Acceptance to promote LGBTQ visibility and acceptance among the country music community and artists, industry leaders and fans. Held as an annual live event until 2019, the concert was staged as a virtual event due to COVID in 2020 and 2021. The event has featured performances and appearances by LGBTQ artists and allies, including Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Brothers Osborne, Jake Owen, Kristin Chenoweth, Chely Wright, Tanya Tucker, Brett Young, Michael Ray, Mickey Guyton, Chris Daughtry and Lily Rose.

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