*Black history was made Wednesday night in Nashville.
Singer-songwriter Mickey Guyton, among the very few Black artists in country music, became the first Black woman to perform solo at the Academy of Country Music Awards. And if that wasn’t enough, her solo performance took place at country music’s holy ground, The Grand Ole Opry.
The Texas native was introduced by Tim McGraw and accompanied on the historic stage by Keith Urban, who played piano for her performance of “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” from her album “Bridges.”
Guyton said she was first bitten by the country bug at 8-years-old, after watching LeAnn Rimes perform the national anthem at a Texas Rangers game.
Below, Guyton talks with ET Canada about her pioneering performance.