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Mickey Guyton Makes Grammy History . . . Plus Country Stars React to Their Nominations

MICKEY GUYTON’s song “Black Like Me” picked up a Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance yesterday, and that’s historic.  She’s the first black female solo artist to ever be nominated in a country category.

 

MICKEY GUYTON made history yesterday when her song “Black Like Me” picked up a Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance.  It’s the first time a black female solo artist has ever been nominated in a country category.

She said, quote, “I am speechless.  This is a testament to never give up and live your truth.  I can’t think of a better song to make history with [and] I hope that I can continue to help open doors for other women and people who look like me.”

Several country stars were over the moon about their nominations.  OLD DOMINION’s “Some People Do” is up for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.  They said, “It’s incredibly rewarding to be recognized in such a way.”

INGRID ANDRESS is up for three awards:  Best New Artist, Best Country Song for “More Hearts Than Mine”, and Best Country Album for “Lady Like”.  She said, “This cannot be real.  Are you kidding me?  I’m screaming.  I will never forget this feeling.”

ASHLEY MCBRYDE has a Best Country Album nomination for “Never Will”.  She said, quote, “Wow, what a stacked category.  Congratulations to my fellow nominees.  Excited isn’t a big enough word for this feeling.”

The full list of nominees is at Grammy.com.  The show airs January 31st on CBS.

 

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