Meghan Linsey Joins Lineup for GLAAD Concert
The first-ever performance features actor and singer Chris Carmack from Nashville, Tiffany, Antigone Rising, Melinda Doolittle, Billy Gilman, Jamie O'Neal and more. It's set to take place on June 12 at Nashville's City Winery, presented by GLAAD and Grammy-nominated country singer Ty Herndon, who came out in November 2014.
The concert will serve to kick off GLAAD's six-state Southern Stories tour, which will hit Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina and Georgia from June 12-19. According to GLAAD's website, "Advances in LGBT equality and acceptance are uneven across the US. The South, more than elsewhere in the country, is experiencing this reality. GLAAD's Southern Stories initiative aims to accelerate LGBT acceptance and understanding across the South." A full list of events for the tour is available here.
Linsey first came to public attention as one-half of the duo Steel Magnolia, winning season two of TV's Can You Duet and going on to release several hit singles, including "Keep on Lovin' You." The duo went their separate ways in 2014, and Linsey auditioned for The Voice to re-invent herself. Her audition was strong enough to turn three of the four coach's chairs, but ironically it was Blake Shelton, who was the only coach not to turn for her, who coached her to her strong finish after he stole her when she was eliminated during a battle round. Linsey is planning to capitalize on the heat from her successful run on the show by releasing new material soon.
Tickets for the GLAAD Concert for Love and Acceptance are available here.
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