Tyler Rich, Lee Brice & Mickey Guyton Added as Newest Set of Performers at GLAAD + Ty Herndon’s 5th Annual Concert For Love & Acceptance in Nashville; Anita Cochran to Return As Performer and Musical Director

GLAAD announced that Tyler Rich, Lee Brice, and Mickey Guyton will be joining the star-studded 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.

"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.

With more than 12 million in RIAA certified sales, Lee Brice 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. 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.

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.” 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.

After signing to Capitol Records Nashville, Mickey Guyton’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. 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.”

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. Cochran continuously tours and is now writing for a new record in follow-up to her 2018 single release “Fight Like A Girl.”

These 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. Other confirmed performers include Chely Wright, Harper Grae, Tayla Lynn, Brody Ray, Brandon Stansell, and Antigone Rising.

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.

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