Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Concert for Love and Acceptance Tonight

The virtual charity concert, hosted by Ty Herndon and Cody Alan, will stream live on CMT’s social media platforms.

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The 2021 Concert for Love and Acceptance will stream live tonight (June 30) across CMT’s social media platforms and CS Country has the scoop on what you can expect from the big night.

The virtual event will be co-hosted by country music star Ty Herndon and CMT host and producer Cody Alan.

Herndon, who created the concert in 2015, holds the event close to his heart. Taste of Country reports that the country music star hopes the event will resonate with people worldwide.

“I’m thrilled to be partnering with the dynamic team at CMT once again to bring the Concert for Love and Acceptance to a broad audience as musicians, actors, comedians and more demonstrate their support for LGBTQ youth and artists in the country music community and beyond,” said Herndon. “This event comes from my heart, and I hope it continues to resonate with people all around the world as we spread a message of acceptance for all people and work toward a world where only love remains.”

Singing a similar tune, Alan shared that he feels it is a “privilege” to co-host this event.

“It’s a privilege to return as co-host of the annual Concert for Love and Acceptance, whose mission is as important today as when it launched six years ago,” said Alan. “With dangerous and discriminatory legislation pending in our home state of Tennessee, the vocal support of the country music community is immeasurable in changing hearts and minds.”

Herndon and Alan are not alone in that venture, as many high profile stars have come together for tonight’s virtual show.

The event sports a star-studded list of performers. Entertainers on the line up to performer and appear at the event include Brothers Osborne, Kristin Chenoweth, Terri Clark, Gavin DeGraw, Brooke Eden, Shelly Fairchild, Harper Grae, Jake Hoot, Rissi Palmer, Michael Ray, Lily Rose, LOCASH, Tenille Townes, Walker County, Chase Wright and more.

Tonight’s concert, produced by Herndon’s charitable foundation, The Foundation for Love & Acceptance, will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on June 30. Proceeds from the incredible event will benefit GLAAD, MusiCares and Nashville’s Oasis Center.

Viewers can watch the full show via livestream on CMT’s Facebook page, Youtube channel, and on  Herndon’s Foundation for Love & Acceptance website at

Who are you most excited to see perform at tonight’s virtual show? Let us know by sending us a tweet @CS_Country and relive the best Concert for Love & Acceptance moments from previous years here.

Written by Kelly Gilmore

Kelly is a senior broadcast journalism student at the University of Central Florida! She has an unquenchable passion for all things pop culture and entertainment news. When she isn't writing articles, hosting interviews or working on entertainment news, Kelly can be found binge-watching her favorite shows.

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