Mickey Guyton makes history as first Black woman to host ACM Awards
The Academy of Country Music Awards aired Sunday and Arlington, Texas native Mickey Guyton made history once again.
Guyton is the voice behind the popular country song “Black Like Me,” which discusses her plight in the country music industry as a Black woman.
In September 2020, Guyton became the first Black female solo artist to sing her own song at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Following up that feat in March, she became the first Black solo female artist to earn a Grammy nomination in a country music category.
On Sunday, the Grammy-nominated singer co-hosted the 56th annual ACMAs alongside fellow country singer Keith Urban. She shared her excitement with fans on social media.
“Still can’t believe this is real. So excited to co-host the @acmawards tomorrow with @keithurban,” she wrote.
In addition to hosting the show, she also performed her song “Hold On.” She sang the song with Belmont University music and theatre students.