‘Black Like Me’ Singer Mickey Guyton Will Become First Black Woman To Host ACM Awards

ARRINGTON, TENNESSEE - OCTOBER 21: In this image released on October 21, Mickey Guyton performs onstage at the Sycamore Barn in Arrington, Tennessee for the 2020 CMT Awards broadcast on Wednesday October 21, 2020. (Photo by John Shearer/CMT2020/Getty Images for CMT)

‘Black Like Me’ Singer Mickey Guyton Will Become First Black Woman To Host ACM Awards

The show airs live on Sunday, April 18, from 8 PM to 11 PM ET. It will be available for live stream and on-demand on Paramount +.

Published March 11th

Written by BET Staff

For the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards, Mickey Guyton will be the first Black woman to serve as the show's host on April 18. 

According to Deadline, Guyton, who is also one of the nominees for New Female Artist of the Year, will host the show alongside 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban. CBS will televise the show from three country music venues in Nashville: the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe. 

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“As I’ve said before, ‘If you can see it, you can be it,’ and it’s such an honor to step onto the ACM stage as the first ever Black woman to host the show,” Guyton said the outlet writes. “Over the years, the Academy of Country Music has always been a home for me through opportunities both onstage and throughout their work on diversity and inclusion. This is a moment of great significance for me and I am so thrilled to share it with all the fans.”

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In 2015, the artist released her self-titled EP, which featured her debut single “Better Than You Left Me.” She was nominated for her first Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist the following year. 

Watch as Guyton receives the news that she would be the first Black woman to host the ACM awards below:

The show airs live on Sunday, April 18 from 8 PM to 11 PM ET. It will be available for livestream and on demand on Paramount+.

(Photo by John Shearer/CMT2020/Getty Images for CMT)

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