Everything You Need to Know About the Concert for Love & Acceptance

Everything You Need to Know About the Concert for Love & Acceptance

From artists and honorees to streaming platforms and times, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about Ty Herndon’s 5th Concert for Love and Acceptance.

  • Date: June 30
  • Time: 6 p.m. CT
  • Streaming Platform: CMT’s Facebook & YouTube
  • Hosts: Ty Herndon, Kristin Chenoweth & Cody Alan
  • Performers and Participants: Lauren Alaina, Matt Bomer, Lewis Brice, Terri Clark, Everette, Shelly Fairchild, Billy Gilman, Dana Goldberg, Harper Grae, Mickey Guyton, Indigo Girls, Leslie Jordan, Wendy Moten, Jamie O’Neal, Jake Owen, Dennis Quaid, Brody Ray, Michael Ray, Kalie Shorr, Brandon Stansell, Tanya Tucker, Rita Wilson, Chely Wright and Brett Young
  • Honorees: Shelly Fairchild, Harper Grae and Brandon Stansell will be honored as the Foundation For Love & Acceptance’s first LGBTQ Country Music Rising Stars.
  • Red Carpet: 4:30 p.m. CT on Facebook with host Elaine Hendrix
  • Red Carpet Participants: Cooper Alan, Matt Alber, Amy Armstrong, Edmund Bagnell, Jada Cato, Diana Degarmo, Everette, 4th + Main, Aliyah Good, Steve Grand, Melissa Greene, Noah Guthrie, Kree Harrison, Cameron Hawthorn, Erin Kinsey, Brett Kissel, Grant Landis, Crystal Lewis, Jeremy Lister, Dixie Longate, Michael Passons, Reverie Lane, Tori Scott, Victoria Shaw, Anne Steele, Layla Tucker, Alicia Witt and Ace Young
  • Extra: Produced by Ty’s newly formed charitable foundation, The Foundation for Love & Acceptance, the concert will benefit GLAAD and ACM Lifting Lives. GLAAD and Ty created the first Concert for Love and Acceptance in 2015.

photos: Lauren Alaina by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com; Jake Owen & Mickey Guyton by TCD

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter