Following her exquisite, historic debut on the 2020 ACM Awards stage back in September, Mickey Guyton has been named co-host of the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards.
It’s a beautiful thing when a worthy talent finally gets her turn in the spotlight.
Keith Urban, who accompanied Guyton in that beautiful performance, will co-host with her.
The 37-year-old “What Are You Gonna Tell Her” singer, who just welcomed a baby boy, is the first Black woman to host the prestigious country music honors. Based on the chemistry we all saw between the artists, the 2021 ACMs will be a glorious show.
'Last year I had the opportunity to perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards with someone I long admired, Keith Urban, and this year I am incredibly excited to share hosting duties with him,' Guyton said.
Urban is also happy to be reuniting with his on-stage collaborator, telling reporters, “'I’m beyond thrilled to be co-hosting with my friend Mickey.”
“I love that finally everyone will get to see her infectious energy and uber-creative spirit in full light,” he added.
Guyton called hosting “a moment of great significance” for her, saying that she is “so thrilled to share it with all the fans.” She is nominated at the ACMs for the New Female Artist of the Year award.
The “Black Like Me” singer is also the first Black woman solo country artist to be nominated for a Grammy Award.
Urban is nominated twice in the same category, Music Event of the Year, for his “One Too Many” collaboration with P!nk and Thomas Rhett’s “Be A Light” with Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott and Chris Tomlin.
The 56th annual Academy of Country Music Award Ceremony is Sunday, April 18, 2021. The show will air on CBS at 8pm ET / 7pm CT.