Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves is making history, again, as she is the first country singer to ever perform at the GLAAD Awards. Following two Grammy Award wins a few months back, the "Follow Your Arrow" performer has forged her own path into the limelight--daring to approach music with pinpoint precision and unabashed courage.
The 25th Annual GLAAD Awards take place May 3 at the Waldorf Astoria. Musgraves' performance of her hit "Follow Your Arrow" (from her "Same Trailer Different Park" disc) will be introduced to openly gay singer Chely Wright, as announced on Friday (April 25).
"America's heartland is changing and support for equality continues to grow across party lines, in our faith institutions, and in country music," said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a statement. "Kacey Musgraves is ushering in a new era in the country music industry, where supporting all loving families is now a core country value. It's only fitting then that Kacey is to become the first country music artist to perform at the New York GLAAD Media Awards."
Other special GLAAD guests include Laverne Cox, Laura Prepon, Samira Wiley ("Orange is the New Black"); Robin Weigert, Stacie Passon ("Concussion"); Candis Cayne ("Elementary"); Dennis Starr, Joan Koplan, Irwin Koplan, Christa Stephens ("Small Town Security"); and GLAAD National Spokespersons, Wilson Cruz and Omar Sharif, Jr..
More presenters will be announced soon.
The GLAAD Media Awards honor those in media (ranging from music, TV and film) for their heartfelt contributions to furthering LGBT issues and fighting for equal rights.