Country music singer Mikey Guyton is breaking records and making history as the first black female artist to host 56th Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMAs) this Sunday. The 37- year old Texas native told NBC News, “My hopes are to bring positive light and love and acceptance to this job,” as she prepared to host this year’s show alongside Kieth Urban. This isn’t Guytons’ first time standing out and paving the way for black country artists. Earlier this year, she was the first black solo female artist to earn a Grammy nomination in the country music category. In 2020 she also became the first black female solo artist to sing her song at the ACMAs.
Here is a look inside the nights hottest looks and winners.
Miranda Lambert and Elle king took the stage in twinning leather and sparkling outfits as they opened the show in a performance of ‘Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).
Carrie Underwood stole the show when she performed gospel hymns with CeCe Winans in a stunning angelic glittery gown.
Marren Morris took home the award for Song of the Year and Female Artist of the Year while wearing a dazzling rose gold LBV halter dress.
Blanco Brown Paid homage to the late actor and hip-hop legend DMX with a custom Jacket.
Jimmie Allen strutted in with a purple tuxedo and hat combo that matched perfectly with his trophy. He later took home the award for New Male Artist of the Year .
Congratulations to all the winners!