Mickey Guyton will receive the “Breakout Artist of the Year” award and will perform at the 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” event, airing live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, October 13 at 9p/8c on CMT.
CMT’s Leslie Fram said, “We are thrilled to honor the immensely talented Mickey Guyton as this year’s ‘Breakout Artist of the Year.’ After relentlessly chasing her dreams in country music for years, her perseverance, tenacity, and spirit have culminated in this spectacular moment of recognition where she’s finally receiving the credit she deserves. Congratulations Mickey! We look forward to celebrating with you, and all of our honorees on October 13th.”
Mickey posted to Instagram, “Look at God. Thank you so much @cmt for this incredible honor. This means more than you know. 🤍 #CMTAOTY.”
This marks only the fourth time in event history this honor will be bestowed, with Guyton joining the ranks of previous honorees Chris Stapleton (2015), Kelsea Ballerini (2016), and Ashley McBryde (2019).
This year’s 2021 “CMT Artists of the Year” will return to its original format after adapting last year to honor some of the most vital and inspirational Americans on the frontlines of the pandemic.
This year, Mickey will take the stage alongside previously announced 2021 honorees Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, and Luke Combs.