Lauren Alaina, Lewis Brice, Terri Clark, Billy Gilman, Dennis Quaid, Kalie Shorr, and Rita Wilson have joined the performance lineup for the upcoming online 2020 Concert for Love and Acceptance, which is set for June 30 at 7 p.m. CT. The event will be live-streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and at F4LA.org/concert.
The show already includes Tanya Tucker, who is set to open the show, and Mickey Guyton will make a special appearance, as well as actor, producer, and director Matt Bomer, who will introduce Wilson.
“This show just gets better and better each year, and while we would rather be doing it as a live event in Nashville, we know that we have the opportunity to reach so many more people with our message of love and acceptance through this one-time online format. And, of course, our message takes on an especially elevated meaning this year in light of all that is happening around us. Our hope is that on this night we can all stand together in unity as one,” said host Ty Herndon.
ACM Lifting Lives is a first-time partner in the event this year and will be allocating proceeds to its initiatives. “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.”
For the third consecutive year, CMT also returns as Presenting Partner of the event, with Cody Alan serving as co-host, a role he’s held for the past four years. Kristin Chenowith also serves as host of the event as well.
“GLAAD is proud to have been Ty Herndon’s partner in this groundbreaking endeavor since 2015, and as we press on through this very difficult moment in the health and safety of our nation, LGBTQ Americans are especially vulnerable – including LGBTQ youth who may be isolating in homes that are not accepting of them. Many of them – and their families – are country music fans, and this event will send affirming messages of support and encouragement around the globe,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO of GLAAD.
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