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As one of country music’s only Black female stars, Mickey Guyton is determined to sing out against racial and gender inequality.

After making history as the first Black solo female artist to earn a Grammy nomination in a country music category, Mickey Guyton’s star is about to rise even further. She’ll become the first Black woman to host the Academy of Country Music Awards

Mickey Guyton, the first Black woman to host the awards show, gave a powerful performance Sunday night, along with Carrie Underwood, CeCe Winans and several other female performers.

Mickey Guyton will be the first Black woman to host Academy of Country Music Awards. - @NBCBLK 

Mickey Guyton, the first Black woman to host the awards show, gave a powerful performance Sunday night, along with Carrie Underwood, CeCe Winans and several other female performers.

Mickey Guyton will be the first Black woman to host Academy of Country Music Awards. - @NBCBLK 

Mickey Guyton will be the first Black woman to host Academy of Country Music Awards. - @NBCBLK 

Maren Morris won two honors, Miranda Lambert held onto her record as the most decorated winner in ACM history, and Mickey Guyton, the first Black woman to host the awards show, gave a powerful performance. #sunrisers 

Mickey Guyton will be first Black woman to host Academy of Country Music Awards

Native Texan and country music star Mickey Guyton will make history as the first Black woman to host the country awards show.

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Country singer-songwriter @MickeyGuyton  is making history as co-host of Sunday's @ACMawards . ✨ @GayleKing  spoke with Guyton about being a Black woman in country music, overcoming self doubt and the advice from her husband that helped her move forward.

Guyton became the first Black female country artist to perform on Grammy Awards. She sang her song “Black Like Me” at the ceremony on Sunday.

Mickey Guyton, the only Black female country singer signed to a major label, performed her striking, personal song “Black Like Me” at the #Grammys , sending a not-so-subtle reminder about the challenges still faced by artists of color.

Mickey Guyton, first Black woman to be nominated for a Best Country Solo performance, performs "Black Like Me"

The recognition for her single, "Black Like Me," makes Mickey Guyton the first Black female solo artist to ever be nominated for a Grammy in a country category.

‘I highly recommend that you do study country music history and really see where it’s coming from’ — Singer-songwriters Mickey Guyton and Rhiannon Giddens discuss country music’s true origins and why fans of the genre must join the fight for Black lives

‘I highly recommend that you do study country music history and really see where it’s coming from’ — Singer-songwriters Mickey Guyton and Rhiannon Giddens discuss country music’s true origins and why fans of the genre must join the fight for Black lives

Mickey Guyton has spent years reaching for a mainstream breakthrough in a country music industry willing to embrace hip-hop sounds — but not black artists. Her new song "Black Like Me" is a statement: She's ready to do things her way.

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