Ty Herndon’s Concert for Love and Acceptance Sparked a “Love” Revival in the Heart of Nashville Last Night
09 Jun 2017
Posted by Caroline Fields
(Nashville, Tenn. – June 9) – Ty Herndon’s second annual 2017Concert for Love and Acceptance brought together a coalition of musicians and celebrities, for a night filled with incredible entertainment in support of Nashville’s at-risk youth. The proceeds of the event went directly to benefit Nashville’s own Oasis Center.
Hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan, the night included performances and appearances by Billy Gilman, Kree Harrison, Ryan Kinder, Runaway June, Michael Ray, Street Corner Symphony, Thompson Square, Trent Harmon, Mickey Guyton, and comedian Dana Goldberg, Noah Guthrie, Ken Block of Sister Hazel, and Kingston, former Everyday Sunday member, Trey Pearson, and European popstar, Bastian Baker, who became the first international artist to participate in the event.
CMT hosted as the event’s media partner, in collaboration with GLAAD as a nonprofit partner; local sponsors included Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Wade Weissmann Architecture, and Retief Skin Center.
Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning artist Ty Herndon created this event, when his 20th anniversary fan-club party turned into a gathering in support of Nashville’s at-risk youth. The driving force behind the benefit is Herndon’s desire to foster positive cultural change, encourage Nashville’s youth to live to their fullest potential, and to celebrate tolerance, love and acceptance for everyone.
About the Concert for Love and Acceptance: In November of 2014, Ty Herndon became the first major male country artist to publicly come out as gay. Shortly after, he made history when he hosted this first-of-its-kind event, The Concert for Love & Acceptance. The inaugural event received national attention from Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine and more. A philanthropist at heart, Herndon has also donated his time to organizations such as the Trevor Project, Make A Wish, St. Jude, GLAAD, HRC and Feed the Children.
About the Oasis Center: The Oasis Center provides care and support for youth who are experiencing hardship with alcohol, drugs, etc. The organization was built to help at-risk youths navigate the tricky waters of their teenage years by giving them access to a wide range of programs that are designed to empower and make them aware of their full potential. For more information visit, www.oasiscenter.org/moretoyouth.
Pictured Above: CMT’s Cody Alan and Ty Herndon Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images Hi-Res Download