Ty Herndon, one of the first major male country stars to come out, will headline GLAAD’s Concert for Love and Acceptance in Nashville on June 7.
The Grammy-nominated “What Matters Most” singer takes stage for the third annual event alongside out crooners Calum Scott and Brandon Stansell, and The Voice alum Cassadee Pope, as well as Terri Clark, Michael Ray, and others.
CMT’s Cody Alan, who came out in 2016, will host.
Though Herdon went public with his sexuality in 2014, the inaugural 2015 Love and Acceptance Concert was a sort of coming-out party for the singer. “God is blessing me tremendously, he told Rolling Stone at the show. “Just a short time ago, in November, I wasn’t even sure if I would get to continue making country music. I was so wrong about it.”
Sponsored by CMT, the concert has welcomed Herndon in the past, as well as country legends like Reba McEntire and Crystal Gayle. This year’s event will be held at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon.