Country music allies to host benefit concert supporting Tennessee LGBTQ+ community

Country music allies to host benefit concert supporting Tennessee LGBTQ+ community

More than a dozen artists and equality allies are coming together to show support for the LGBTQ+ community in Tennessee. The Love Rising benefit concert will feature country music and acts like Allison Russell, Brothers Osborne, Jason Isbell, Maren Morris, Hayley Williams and Yola, among others

The concert comes amid a time of uncertainty and targeted attacks against the queer community after Tennesse law-makers introduced a series of anti-LGBTQ+ policies this year. 

Organizations that will benefit front the concert are Tennessee Equality Project, Inclusion Tennessee, OUT Memphis and The Tennessee Pride Chamber, according to a Bridgestone Arena post on social media. 

Looking Out Foundation, a non-profit co-founded by singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, pledges to match donations up to $100,000, per a news release.




Other musical guests include Amanda Shires, Brittany Howard, Hozier, Jake Wesley Rogers, Joy Oladokun, Mya Byrne, Sheryl Crow and The Rainbow Coalition Band. More artists are expected to be announced at a later date. 

 Many of the artists on the concert roster have notably supported the LGBTQ+ community. Brothers Osborne's T.J. Osborne came out as gay in early 2021, becoming the first openly gay artist to be signed to a major country label.

Meanwhile, Maren Morris drew headlines when she called out Jason Aldean's wife Brittany about transphobic comments that Brittany made on her social media account.

The fiery exchange ultimately led Morris to sell a limited-edition t-shirt line dividing the proceeds between the Trans Lifeline and the GLAAD Transgender Media Program. Proceeds raised $100,000 for trans organizations in just one day.

The Love Rising Benefit Concert will take place March 20 inside Nashville's largest indoor venue. Tickets will be available for purchase at

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