Mickey Guyton Becomes First Black Female Solo Artist to Earn GRAMMY Nomination in a Country Music Category

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Mickey Guyton has lots to celebrate! Not only did she receive her first GRAMMY nomination on Tuesday but she also made history. 

The 37-year-old singer’s “Black Like Me” song has been nominated for Best Country Solo Performance, making her the first Black female artist to earn a solo nomination in a country music category. 

In 1976, The Pointer Sisters’ song, “Live Your Life Before You Die,” was nominated for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group at the GRAMMYs but never a solo Black female singer until Guyton. 

While the country crooner has not directly responded on social media to her historic nomination, she did retweet Women of Country’s message about her big moment with crying emojis

This isn’t the first time Guyton has made history this year in country music. In September, she became the first Black woman to perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

After her emotional performance of her song, “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?,” at the ACM Awards, ET spoke with Guyton.

“That phrase, ‘You see it, you can be it’ really rings true, and I just — standing here for other women of color, it means the world to me,” she said. “That’s why I’m here.”

The 2021 GRAMMYs, hosted by Trevor Noah, will be held on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 — “rain or shine, COVID-19 vaccine or not” — and airing live on CBS and CBS All Access.


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