For the first time in its 25 year history, the people of GLAAD have invited a country singer to perform at their big event in the city of New York. And the singer is Kacey Musgraves .
Musgraves Why, and why now? Because GLAAD – national gay lesbian advocacy organization Media bisexual and transgender (LGBT) – YOLO think your theme song “Follow the Arrow” is the type of message for these times.
“Heart of America is changing, and support for equality continues to grow across party lines, faith in our institutions and in country music,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a press release announcing the event.
“Kacey Musgraves is ushering in a new era in the country music industry, where support for all loving families is now a core value of the country. Kacey is logical then that is to become the first country music artist to carry out in the GLAAD Media Awards in New York. ”
The press release notes that Musgraves ‘ ” Follow the arrow “, his 2013 single, “barriers in the country music industry broke.” Not only for the ” make a lot of noise, kiss a lot of guys or kiss a lot of girls, if that is something that is in the ” lyric.
It’s more about the big picture of the acceptance Musgraves painted with the simple line, “Love who you love.”
The awards show recognizes the media and individuals, as Musgrave, for their fair, accurate and inclusive of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives representations.
The event will be held on May 3 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Openly gay country music artist Chely Wright introduced Musgraves.