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Mickey Guyton Will Be First Black Woman to Host ACM Awards: 'This Is for You,' Singer Tells Son

Eric Todisco
·2 min read

 

Mickey Guyton is ready to make history.

On Sunday night, the 37-year-old singer will become the first Black woman to host the Academy of Country Music Awards as she co-hosts the star-studded 2021 show alongside Keith Urban.

To commemorate the career milestone, Guyton shared an Instagram post hours before the show that featured an adorable video of her 10-week-old son Grayson being held by her attorney husband Grant Savoy.

"My reason. This is for you Grayson. 🥺," Guyton captioned the footage.

The country star also spoke to NBC News about the hosting gig. "My hopes are to bring positive light and love and acceptance to this job," she told the outlet.

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Guyton — who has already made history this year as the first solo Black female Grammy nominee in country music — is up for the new female artist of the year award at the ACM Awards on Sunday. She'll also perform her hit tune "Hold On."

Speaking to People (the TV Show!) last week, Guyton and Urban spoke about their excitement of hosting the upcoming country award show together. The pair previously teamed up at the big show last year to perform her smash hit song "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?"

"The idea of doing it with Mickey was so natural for me because we played together on the show last year and we just hit it off," Urban said in the interview.

 Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images Mickey Guyton     

Check out PEOPLE's full ACM Awards coverage to get the latest news on one of country music's biggest nights.

Guyton, meanwhile, reflected on her and Urban's FaceTime call in which she responded to his invitation to co-host the show together. "Yes! Do I have a pulse?" she told him.

She later explained to People (the TV Show!), "I knew it was happening, but it doesn't matter. When Keith Urban calls your phone on FaceTime, you never really get over that. Or at least I don't."

 Jason Kempin/Getty; Dia Dipasupil/Getty Mickey Guyton, Keith Urban     

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The 56th Annual ACM Awards will include an array of action-packed performances, including Dierks Bentley who will perform U2's "Pride (In the Name of Love)" alongside husband and wife duo, The War and Treaty.

Additional performances include Brothers Osborne with "I'm Not For Everyone," Kenny Chesney will deliver "Knowing You," Eric Church will sing "Bunch of Nothing," Luke Combs will perform "Forever After All," Dan + Shay will hit the stage for "Glad You Exist," Alan Jackson will sing "You'll Always Be My Baby" — plus, Chris Young and Kane Brown will perform their duet "Famous Friends."

 Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images Mickey Guyton     

The 2021 ACM Awards will air live from Nashville on Sunday from 8 to 11 p.m. EST on CBS and Paramount+.