LEE BRICE, TYLER RICH, MICKEY GUYTON ADDED TO THE LINEUP FOR GLAAD + TY HERNDON’S ANNUAL CONCERT FOR LOVE & ACCEPTANCE
Anita Cochran set to return as performer, musical director
Brice, Rich and Guyton join previously announced performers including Daughtry, Rita Wilson, Chely Wright, Harper Grae, Tayla Lynn, Brody Ray, Brandon Stansell, Antigone Rising, and Ty Herndon. Event co-hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan.
Today, GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced that Tyler Rich, Lee Brice, and Mickey Guyton will be joining the list of performers for the 2019 Concert for Love & Acceptance in Nashville, Tennessee on June 6th. Anita Cochran will return as performer and musical director for the show.
The artists join previously announced superstar Daughtry, who will be performing a special acoustic set at the Concert for Love & Acceptance, which features a coalition of artists and celebrities appearing and performing to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ people. Singer Rita Wilson will also be performing hits from her album “Halfway to Home.” The 5th annual concert will take place during the legendary CMA Fest and will be hosted by Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning artist Ty Herndon and CMT’s Cody Alan. Herndon, who co-founded the concert alongside GLAAD in 2015, will also perform.
“Each year, the Concert for Love & Acceptance continues to promote inclusivity and acceptance in the country music world. It’s so important, now more than ever, for us to come together to show our support for the LGBTQ community and this slate of top-tier performers are leading the way” said Zeke Stokes, Chief Programs Officer at GLAAD and Executive Producer of the 2019 Concert for Love & Acceptance.
During last year’s Concert for Love & Acceptance, GLAAD also announced the Ty Herndon Rising Stars Grant, bestowed upon young people for their commitment to enhancing LGBTQ inclusion and representation in music. The grant is eligible to LGBTQ young people who are working to accelerate acceptance in the music industry. Applications for the grant are now available at glaad.org/risingstars.
The inaugural Concert for Love and Acceptance was held in 2015 to kick off GLAAD’s Southern Stories Tour. The event has been supported by artists including Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker, Michael Ray, Billy Dean, Cale Dodds, Chris Carmack, Crystal Gayle, Billy Gilman, Cassadee Pope, Calum Scott, Dana Goldberg, Kree Harrison, Mickey Guyton, Levi Hummon, Runaway June, Ryan Kinder, Meghan Lindsey, Street Corner Symphony, Thompson Square, and Trent Harmon.
The 2019 Concert for Love and Acceptance partners include presenting partners CMT, Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, and Southwest, community partner The Weissmann Group, and media partner Billboard.
The event will take place at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, June 6 at 7:00pm. Click here for ticket information.
About Lee Brice:
With more than 12 million in RIAA certified sales, Lee has achieved Gold and Platinum on every album
and single released, with “A Woman Like You” reaching Double Platinum status. Gold album certifications include: Love Like Crazy, Hard2Love, and I Don’t Dance. Single certifications include “I Don’t Dance” and “A Woman Like You,” with “That Don’t Sound Like You” reaching double Platinum. With well over 2 billion spins on Pandora, Lee Brice was inducted into the streaming service’s ‘Billionaires Club’ on June 8, 2018. The “Rumor” singer, who is now among the Top 25 most-streamed country artists of all time on Pandora, is only the second country artist behind Keith Urban to receive the Pandora Billionaire plaque. Lee is a GRAMMY nominee, a CMA nominee and a double ACM award winner, and he’s taken five radio singles to #1. Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney and others have recorded his songs and he’s performed on TV shows including NBC’s Today, ABC’s The Bachelor, NBC’s The Voice and FOX’s Miss USA 2018 (May 21). Lee’s new single “Rumor” is out now and follows “Boy,” the debut song from his fourth studio album, Lee Brice (November 3, 2017).
About Tyler Rich:
As one of their “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know, Rolling Stone touts Tyler Rich as “the newest member of country music’s radio-minded incoming class, with a homecoming king’s swagger and a valedictorian’s songwriting smarts.” Tyler made his national television debut on NBC’s TODAY performing “The Difference,” his breakout tune which scored a No. 1 on SiriusXM and hit the Top 20 on Country radio. People explored how Tyler went from “From Red Robin to Hitting No. 1,”penning his own music and Backstreet Boys AJ McLean’s new single, “Night Visions.” Tyler found inspiration once again in his fiancée model/actress Sabina Gadecki, writing his latest single, “Leave Her Wild,” alongside Chris DeStefano and Jon Nite. The song is currently being introduced to radio via The Valory Music Co. with an official impact date of May 13. Most recently named as Pandora’s Artist to Watch for 2019, he made his Stagecoach debut last month and will headline his own shows in addition to festival dates throughout summer, including CMA Fest on June 9. For tour dates and more, visit TylerRich.com.
About Mickey Guyton:
Mickey Guyton was born in Arlington, Texas and moved around the Lone Star state as a child due to her father’s job but found music to be a constant in her nomadic life. She began singing in church and was drawn to a variety of artists with big voices including Dolly Parton, Cece Winans, Whitney Houston and LeAnn Rimes. After signing to Capitol Records Nashville, Mickey’s first appearance was an all-star concert at the White House captured by PBS. In 2015 she released her self-titled EP featuring her debut single “Better Than You Left Me,” which he co-wrote with Jennifer Hanson, Jenn Schott and Nathan Chapman. In 2016 she was nominated for her for first Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist. At this year’s ACM Awards, Mickey performed alongside Chrissy Metz, Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina and Maddie & Tae, the song “I’m Standing With You” from the BREAKTHROUGH movie soundtrack. Also featured in the BREAKTHROUGH movie and soundtrack is “Hold On,” a poignant and uplifting song written by Mickey, Karen Kosowski and Victoria Banks. Mickey has been featured by CBS This Morning’s Gayle King twice and has performed on ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show. She has also been spotlighted in People magazine’s American Voices feature, Billboard magazine as one of Country music’s “female game changers,” and Entertainment Weekly as one of the “new queens of country music.”
About Anita Cochran:
When ACM and CMA nominated country artist, Anita Cochran, was diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer in August of 2017, she had no idea how tough the road ahead would be. After her first round of chemotherapy sent her into the hospital, her doctor quickly took her off the road for the rest of the year because she would be unable to tour due to the effects of the cancer treatments. Cochran turned to her songwriting as a creative outlet and form of musical therapy. The result is her latest single titled “Fight Like A Girl”, which carries a message of strength and determination in the face of incredible challenge. “Because I’m a fighter, I’m a survivor, you ain’t gonna change my world” Cochran sings in the powerful anthem. The words are inspiring not just to those battling cancer, but to men and women alike who are facing their own personal trials. Cochran continuously tours and is now writing for a new record in follow-up to her 2018 single release “Fight Like A Girl.”
GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.