On Wednesday, the Country Music Association Awards or CMA Awards nominees were announced on 'Good Morning America.' Among the nominees are out artist Brandy Clark, out songwriter Shane McAnally and outspoken ally Kacey Musgraves.
When Miley Cyrus won the Video Music Award for video of the year, she used the moment to advocate for homeless youth. Instead of coming to the stage to accept her award, she sent Jesse, a man who said he had recently been living on the streets of Los Angeles.
Though he didn't end up taking home any awards, out singer/songwriter Sam Smith left his mark on the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with a performance of "Stay With Me" that had the crowd and social media buzzing afterwards.