Ty Herndon’s Concert For Love & Acceptance
It’s another one in the books for Grammy-nominated and Dove Award winning artist Ty Herndon who gathered with friends in Nashville, Tennessee on June 8th at the Wildhorse Saloon for his second annual 2017 Concert for Love and Acceptance. It was an incredible night full of beautiful people, musicians, celebrities and fans to help support Nashville’s at-risk youth. Herndon created this event, when his 20th anniversary fan-club party turned into a gathering in support of Nashville’s at-risk youth. The driving force behind the benefit is Herndon’s desire to foster positive cultural change, encourage Nashville’s youth to live to their fullest potential, and to celebrate tolerance, love and acceptance for everyone. Country Music Minute was there to interview all your favorite artists and ask them what their advice would be to young teens who may be struggling with similar issues.
Hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan, the night included performances and appearances by Billy Gilman, Kree Harrison, Ryan Kinder, Runaway June, Michael Ray, Street Corner Symphony, Thompson Square, Trent Harmon, Mickey Guyton, and comedian Dana Goldberg, Noah Guthrie, Ken Block of Sister Hazel, and Kingston, former Everyday Sunday member, Trey Pearson, and European popstar, Bastian Baker, who became the first international artist to particiapte in the event. All proceeds of the event went directly to benefit Nashville’s own Oasis Center.
About the Concert for Love and Acceptance: In November of 2014, Ty Herndon became the first major male country artist to publicly come out as gay. Shortly after, he made history when he hosted this first-of-its-kind event, The Concert for Love & Acceptance. The inaugural event received national attention from Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Tonight, People Magazine and more. A philanthropist at heart, Herndon has also donated his time to organizations such as the Trevor Project, Make A Wish, St. Jude, GLAAD, HRC and Feed the Children.
About the Oasis Center: The Oasis Center provides care and support for youth who are experiencing hardship with alcohol, drugs, etc. The organization was built to help at-risk youths navigate the tricky waters of their teenage years by giving them access to a wide range of programs that are designed to empower and make them aware of their full potential. For more information visit, www.oasiscenter.org/