Chris Daughtry caught up with Billboard on the red carpet at the Concert for Love & Acceptance presented by GLAAD and Ty Herndon in Nashville on Thursday (June 6), chatting about celebrating pride month in Nashville and what advice he would give to aspiring country artists who are thinking about coming out.
Speaking of being in Nashville during CMA Fest to celebrate pride, Daughtry tells Billboard that it is so important to him to be there and to embrace unconditional love.
“We just came out with a song called ‘As You Are,’ and it's exactly what this event's about,” he says. “It's about love. It's about unconditional love. It's about embracing everyone as a human race and I feel like everybody deserves the right to feel accepted and loved for who they are when they are there, where they are, all that. So I'm very honored to be a part of it.”