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Keith Urban And Mickey Guyton To Host The 56th Academy Of Country Music Awards On Sunday, April 18

Returning host Keith Urban will be joined by New Female Artist of the Year nominee Mickey Guyton.
Posted on Mar 11, 2021 | 07:00am
This year, country music fans are getting two hosts for the price of one when the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™ airs live from Nashville on Sunday, April 18 at 8/7c on CBS, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. Returning host and 15-time ACM award winner Keith Urban will be joined by New Female Artist of the Year nominee Mickey Guyton to hand out the coveted cowboy hat statuettes.

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The ACM Awards® will air live from three iconic Nashville venues this year: the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe.

The 56th ACM Awards® marks Guyton's first time hosting the ceremony and the 29th time multiple hosts have taken the ACM Awards® stage. Guyton’s performance of her critically acclaimed song "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?" at last year’s show featured Urban as a surprise guest on piano.

“I’m beyond thrilled to be co-hosting with my friend Mickey,” said Urban. “I love that finally everyone will get to see her infectious energy and uber creative spirit in full light.”

"Last year I had the opportunity to perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards™ with someone I long admired, Keith Urban, and this year I am incredibly excited to share hosting duties with him," said Guyton. "As I've said before 'if you can see it, you can be it,' and it's such an honor to step onto the ACM stage as the first-ever Black woman to host the show. Over the years, the Academy of Country Music has always been a home for me through opportunities both onstage and throughout their work on diversity and inclusion. This is a moment of great significance for me and I am so thrilled to share it with all the fans."

Further announcements around exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments, and more will be released in the next few weeks!

Watch the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™ live from Nashville on Sunday, April 18 at 8/7c on CBS, and stream it live and on-demand on Paramount+.