GRAMMY NOMINEE MICKEY GUYTON ENDS INCREDIBLE YEAR WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCE ON NBC’S TODAY
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22 DECEMBER 2020 (TORONTO, ON) – GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Mickey Guyton recently performed a special version of “O Holy Night” on NBC’s TODAY, watch HERE. The song is part Carols Covered, an exclusive-to-Apple Music collection of familiar Christmas and holiday songs with a distinctive twist, delivered by some of 2020’s standout artists. Fans can listen to the track HERE.
2020 has been an incredible year for the singer/songwriter including her historic GRAMMY nomination as the first Black female solo artist to earn a nomination in a country category (Best Country Solo Performance) for her powerful song “Black Like Me.” “Black Like Me” was named one of the Top 10 songs of 2020 by Billboard, The Associated Press, Rolling Stone and NPR noting, “the best pure singer in Nashville since Carrie Underwood…her song started many necessary conversations and will be remembered as a milestone in the genre’s evolution.”
Mickey previously performed “Black Like Me” during her NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert (watch HERE), as well as, NBC’s TODAY (watch HERE). She also spoke with CBS This Morning regarding the song’s impact, watch HERE. “Black Like Me” is featured on Mickey’s acclaimed EP Bridges which includes five additional tracks all co-written by Mickey and was just named by Billboard, Slate, The Tennessean and Sounds Like Nashville as one of the Best Albums of 2020.
Earlier this year, Mickey also made history as the first solo Black female country artist to perform on the ACM Awards, watch HERE. Accompanied by labelmate Keith Urban, Mickey performed “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” which was hailed as one of the best performances of the night with Rolling Stone noting, “Guyton knocked it out of the park demonstrating that she’s got a world-class set of pipes as well as something important to say.”
To view a special video highlighting Mickey’s historic accomplishments, click HERE.
Mickey was just announced as a performer for the upcoming Rose Parade New Year Celebration presented by Honda. The special will air on ABC, Hallmark Channel, KTLA, NBC, RFD-TV and Univision at 8am PT on January 1, 2021. Additional performers and celebrity guests include Tori Kelly, Matt Leinart, Sheryl Crow, Emeril Lagasse and more.
About Mickey Guyton
Mickey Guyton was born in Arlington, Texas and began singing in church at a young age. She was drawn to a variety of artists with big voices including Dolly Parton, Cece Winans, Whitney Houston and LeAnn Rimes. After signing to Capitol Records Nashville, Mickey’s first appearance was an all-star concert at the White House captured by PBS. In 2015 she released her self-titled EP featuring her debut single “Better Than You Left Me.” The following year she was nominated for her first Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist. Mickey returned to the ACM Awards in 2019 performing “I’m Standing With You” from the BREAKTHROUGH movie soundtrack alongside Chrissy Metz, Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina and Maddie & Tae. This last year, Mickey performed her first solo ACM Awards performance of “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” with labelmate Keith Urban’s accompaniment on piano. The performance, which HITS called “…a Whitney Houston/Beyoncé power-vocal rendition of the glass-ceiling reckoning…” was named one of the best performances of the night. Mickey released her EP, Bridges, on September 11, which includes “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?”, hailed by Variety as “country music’s song of the year”, as well as, “Black Like Me,” a song Mickey co-wrote in March 2019 at a cross-genre writing camp. Due to demand, “Black Like Me” was released in June and was named one of the Top 5 songs of 2020 by NPR, Rolling Stone and The Associated Press as well as a Top 10 song of 2020 by Billboard. Mickey recently made history as the first Black female solo artist to earn a GRAMMY nomination in a country category (Best Country Solo Performance) for “Black Like Me.” Mickey and her music have been featured recently by The New York Times, CBS This Morning, NPR, Today, Billboard, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, The Washington Post, Paste, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, American Songwriter and Pollstar.
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