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'Concert For Love And Acceptance' Aims To Support LGBT Youth

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Jun 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:14:27-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tons of music has been happening between the CMA Music Fest, Bonnaroo, and Country Jam at the Fairgrounds Nashville, but another show brought music artists and celebrities together to support some at-risk youth.

Music City hosted the first-ever Concert for Love and Acceptance Friday, which aimed to support and promote acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.

Country artist Ty Herndon and Senator John McCain's daughter Meghan co-hosted the event.

Folk artist Jennifer Knapp was one of the performers and emphasized why Nashville was the best place to host the concert.

"It's so important that Nashville as a blue dot in a red state understands the power that it has in the South to be a haven and a safe space to come out as LGBTQ," Knapp said.

To put that in perspective, about 40 percent of LGBT youths said the community where they live isn't accepting of them.