Mickey Guyton, Jimmie Allen and Kane Brown made historical past on the Academy of Nation Music Awards
The Academy of Country Music Awards aired on CBS on Sunday night. Let’s just say black artists came through broken ceilings and made black history! Country singer Mickey Guyton co-hosted the show alongside singer Keith Urban. She is now the first black woman to host the awards ceremony. Mickey also graced the stage with a performance tonight.
If you didn’t know, Mickey is the talented voice behind the song ‘Black Like Me’ and she is no stranger to making history. The singer is the “first black solo artist to receive a Grammy nomination in a country music category,” according to CNN. She also played an original song for the ACMAs and was the first black solo artist to do so.
Jimmie Allen is the country singer behind the hit “Best Shot”. Tonight he became the first black artist to win the New Male Artist of the Year award. Jimmie spoke to the New York Post about his historic victory.
“It’s about time,” Jimmie told The Post. “I hope it opens some doors for more black artists to succeed in the country and more black artists comfortable enough to make country if they want to.”
And the list doesn’t end there. Kane Brown won the Video of the Year Award for his title “Worldwide Beautiful”. He is the first ever black solo artist winner.
Black artists also showed up to command the stage with performances, the New York Post reported. In addition to Mickey, today’s winners Jimmie and Kane also had the opportunity to showcase their talents on the big stage.
Carrie Underwood’s performance also featured gospel superstar CeCe Winans. Last but not least, viewers also got a special treat with the duo of Schwarz, husband and wife Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount – musically known as The War and Treaty.
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