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Tanya Tucker To Headline Virtual Concert For Love And Acceptance

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Tanya Tucker is set to headline the virtual Concert for Love and Acceptance on June 30. The concert will benefit GLADD and ACM Lifting Lives.

Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth and CMT's Cody Alan will be hosting the online event, to be live-streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and at f4la.org/concert.

The annual event, which is usually hosted during CMA Fest in downtown Nashville, goes virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Now more than ever, it's so important that young LGBTQ people see the artists and musicians they love standing up for them. Since we began this event in 2015, it's only been about love and acceptance, and we're not about to let this COVID virus distract us from sending a message loud and clear to LGBTQ youth: you're perfect just the way you are," said Ty Herndon, executive producer of this year's event.

"ACM Lifting Lives is honored to join forces with Ty and the Concert for Love and Acceptance," said Lyndsay Cruz, Executive Director of ACM Lifting Lives. "We're honored to support the message of creating a more accepting environment and jumped at the opportunity to help inspire awareness and healing through the power of music."

"This event has become one of the most meaningful events of the year for me, not only for the vital causes the show supports, but also because of the generosity of the talent who support inclusion in the country community. I'm thrilled to be back representing CMT, with the added bonus of bringing the show into country fans' living rooms.
Proud without the crowd!" said Alan.

The Love and Acceptance concert was first launched in 2015 shortly after Herndon became the first male country artist to come out as gay.

Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Rita Wilson, Chely Wright, Terri Clark, Billy Gilman and Cam are among the artists who have performed or otherwise appeared at past Love and Acceptance concerts.

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