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Kacey Musgraves to Become First Country Performer at GLAAD Media Awards

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Kacey Musgraves is making history by becoming the first country performer at the 25th annual New York GLAAD Media Awards.

The ‘Follow Your Arrow’ hitmaker will take the mic at the Waldorf Astoria on May 3, introduced by openly gay country singer Chely Wright, who was nominated for a GLAAD Award in 2013 and performed at the GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco in 2010.

Musgraves is a 2013 GLAAD Spirit Day Ambassador, and has been vocal in her support of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. At the awards, she will perform ‘Follow Your Arrow,’ which proudly states in its lyrics “Kiss lots of boys / Or kiss lots of girls / If that’s something you’re into.”

“America’s heartland is changing and support for equality continues to grow across party lines, in our faith institutions, and in country music,” says 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.”

In addition to the Grammy-winning songstress, there will be other special guests at the event, including Laura Prepon, Samira Wiley (‘Orange is the New Black’) and Omar Sharif.

Musgraves has been keeping busy after winning two Grammy Awards. She performed at Austin City Limits, nabbed Album of the Year at the 2014 ACM Awards, and is slated to tour with pop star Katy Perry on her 2014 Prismatic Tour.

Next: Listen to Kacey Musgraves' Single 'Keep It To Yourself'

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