Born and raised in Arlington, Mickey Guyton, has been making headlines since last month after being the first African American in history to receive a Grammy Award nomination for Best Country Album. Guyton also received Grammy Nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for her album’s title song, Remember Her Name.
On Sunday, Mickey Guyton also had the amazing opportunity to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVI. Her powerful and inclusive performance of the National Anthem brought to light the strengths of America. In the words of Guyton, “I set my intentions with singing the national anthem. I was like, ‘OK, togetherness is what I really want,’” she said. “So, I felt the way that people would feel togetherness is if I had a choir, with people that I believe represent America. And, you know, I have everybody from my black queen to a redneck cowboy to a girl that has one leg in this choir. And that’s the America that I’m proud of — us all standing together. We all belong.”
To see her performance, click here.
Guyton is an extremely powerful woman that is taking the music industry by storm. She is breaking down the barriers of country music and making sure that not only Arlington, but the entire world remembers her name.