Voice for Equality: Macy Gray
July 30, 2010
Macy Gray, also credited as Natalie Hinds in her music, is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress, famed for her distinctive raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.
To date, Gray has released five studio albums, one compilation album, and one live album, with her fifth studio album, The Sellout, released on June 22, 2010; and has received five Grammy Award nominations, winning one. She has appeared in a number of films including Training Day, Spider-Man, and Idlewild. Gray is best known for her international hit single "I Try", taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is.
It was announced by MassEquality in July of 2010 that Ms. Gray would perform a special benefit concert, MACY GRAY - THE SELLOUT - For MassEquality on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116. MassEquality works to protect, promote and defend marriage equality and to advance lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
Freedom to Marry salutes Macy Gray as a Voice for Equality.