It’s about time for the 56th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards to roll around, and today, this year’s hosts have officially been announced.
Keith Urban will be hosting the ceremony for the second consecutive time and will be joined by first-year host Mickey Guyton. This will be the 29th time multiple hosts will take the ACM stage, and Urban is stoked to have Guyton by his side:
“I’m beyond thrilled to be co-hosting with my friend Mickey. I love that finally everyone will get to see her infectious energy and Uber creative spirit in full flight.”
Guyton has also sent her praises for Urban, as well as weighing in on being the first Black woman to host the ceremony:
“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.
As I’ve said before, ‘if you can see it, you can be in 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.”
Urban is a double-nominee in the Music Event of the Year category for his song with P!nk, “One Too Many,” and also for his collaboration with Thomas Rhett, Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, and Chris Tomlin for “Be A Light.”
The ceremony will be held from three iconic Nashville venues, the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe on Sunday April 18th.