Monday, April 28, 2014
– Kacey Musgraves will become the first country artist to perform at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on May 3.
Musgraves released the song, "Follow Your Arrow," from her debut disc. The lyrics include ""kiss lots of boys / or kiss lots of girls / if that's something you're into." Lyrics also include to "say what you think" and "love who you love."
Musgraves will be introduced by openly gay country singer Chely Wright, who performed at the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco in 2010.
George Takei will be honored with the Vito Russo Award, and superstar Kylie Minogue will also perform.
"America's heartland is changing and support for equality continues to grow across party lines, in our faith institutions, and in country music," said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. "Kacey Musgraves is ushering in a new era in the country music industry, where supporting all loving families is now a core country value. It's only fitting then that Kacey is to become the first country music artist to perform at the New York GLAAD Media Awards."
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. They also fund GLAAD's work to amplify stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality.