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Kacey Musgraves Makes History As First Country Singer To Perform At New York GLAAD Awards

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Updated 05/2/2014 10:59am
Kacey Musgraves Makes History As First Country Singer To Perform At New York GLAAD Awards
Media Courtesy of KaceyMusgraves.com

Tarra Matthews

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Chalk this up to another sign of that changing times for the better! Fresh off her double Grammy win earlier this year, it was just announced yesterday (April 25th) that Kacey Musgraves will be the first country singer ever to perform at the New York GLAAD Media Awards! This year marks the 25th annual NY GLAAD Media Awards and they will be held at the Waldorf Astoria on May 3rd. Mugraves is the perfect choice to mark this piece of history considering her vocal support of the LGBT community and her position as 2013 Spirit Day Ambassador for GLAAD.  The singer will we introduced at the awards by openly gay country singer Chely Wright and perform the song "Follow Your Arrow" of her album Same Trailer, Different Park. The lyrics for the song embody the 'just be who you are because someone will talk about you anyway' attitude! "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. "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." Check out the video for the song below! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ8xqyoZXCc[/embed] This year's New York GLAAD Media Awards will see George Takei honoured with the Vito Russo Award. Other LGBT supporters and famous faces slated to attend the awards, which honour and recognize those in the media for the continued support and help in the fight for equal rights, include: Laverne Cox, Laura Prepon, Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black); Robin Weigert, Stacie Passon (Concussion); GLAAD National Spokespersons, Wilson Cruz and Omar Sharif, Jr., and GLAAD CEO & President Sarah Kate Ellis. The red carpet for the Awards will be streamed live at glad.org/mediaawards.

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