Country singer Mickey Guyton is making history by becoming the first Black woman to host the Academy of Country Music Awards next month.
“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,” said Guyton in a written statement.
“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. 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.”
“Following Mickey’s groundbreaking and emotional performance featuring Keith Urban at last September’s ACM Awards; the producers knew that they would make a perfect hosting duo,” ACM, dick clark productions, and CBS said in a joint statement.
“Since then, Mickey had a stratospheric rise and Keith has continued to top the charts. They will make a dynamic pairing that captures the warmth, humor, and comfort that the fans are looking for; and join a legendary list of talented artists that have hosted the ACM Awards over the years.”