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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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell