Mickey Guyton makes country music history, but it almost didn’t happen

Mickey Guyton is the first Black female solo artist to earn a Grammy nomination in a country category
3:19 | 03/08/21

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Transcript for Mickey Guyton makes country music history, but it almost didn’t happen
Chris you. I was just. Surprised and I got nominated and then. Then he later today sealed articles about the historical moment of it it just again brought me to tears all of eighties. You know you fight so hard. It is industry at least three. Getting a Grammy nominees. Had such a different idea that was gonna happen. It happened in the time where they settlements you know racial racial injustice and racial unrest. And the sun. I did I write with any intention of winning anything. Hang up. I wrote it just from my heart and how I was feeling and how I've. What I've gone after in the country music industry would have gone through as a little girl in the police picked up the talent that I seen. It gets my husband and against people that look like me indefinitely we recognize there silently back. It's so surreal animals feel undeserving because it's such a bigger sound just me and my story so many people as. Story. Oh mom. Singing hands. The song. Thinking it would never see the light of day. I passed that song around the seventy people in Paris. And the common response would be well it's powerful need to stick with it for a minute so I just figured you know. Nobody was really didn't know what to do with Osama. I just figured it was going to be something that was sound shell that was healing for me so friends turned around. And is an excellent tackle some need it's it's it's a lot to take end zone so. And which she'd been. And never set out to do that adds I was trying to do exist. Fight for what is right and it means so much that I can inspiring and songwriters and young artists and I hope if there was sitting right now I hope they know that. And then walking through this door I'm holding that door opens and that. And that my work isn't done that my work is TU uplift is maybe it's. Black and men and women of color. And that Meyers nice people as I possibly TN. And the door so that they can perceive their careers that they deserved because their dreams about.

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