Before taking up cohosting duties on Sunday night at the ACM Awards 2021, Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton squared off in a trivia contest.
Urban and Guyton showed up on the “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” with host Katie Cook, who grilled both country music stars about their award knowledge.
Take a look at the ACM Awards cohosts do their best to answer questions about some previous ACM history.
Guyton, who will be hosting the ACM Awards for the first time, and Urban will be a part of history. Guyton is the first African-American female to host the country music honors show.
Sunday night’s show originates from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn.
ACM Awards Cohost Mickey Guyton Gave Birth To Son in February
For Mickey Guyton, this already has been a banner year beyond the ACM Awards show. She gave birth to her first child, a son, in February.
The Grammy Award-nominated country music singer and her husband, Grant Savoy, are the proud parents of Grayson.
Guyton admitted to having worries entering the pregnancy back in August 2020. Most new parents, though, aren’t rising stars in the country music world.
“In my mind, as a woman in the music industry, you think, ‘Oh, I can’t be pregnant and have a career. I can’t be a mom and have a career,'” Guyton said in an interview with Good Morning America. “I thought those things. (So) I had to just completely do some deprogramming in my mind and realize that we all deserve happiness and we all deserve a family.”
Keith Urban Recalls First Concert He Attended Had Johnny Cash As Star
For Keith Urban, his introduction to country music as a child in Australia came by way of a visit from The Man in Black.
Johnny Cash performed a concert in 1972 at the Brisbane Festival Hall in Queensland, Australia. Urban went with his father to see the show. He talked about it during a 2020 interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music.
“I realize it’s probably equal parts country music, which is what my dad loved,” Urban said. “That’s what we heard a lot in the house.
“Johnny Cash. I went to see … My family went to see Johnny Cash,” he said. “My mum and dad and me and my brother. And I think I was five, and my brother was seven. And off we trundled to see Johnny Cash, and that was my first concert. That’ll stay with you.”
Indeed, seeing such a country superstar as Cash will stay with you for a lifetime. Little did Urban realize that he would become a country music star, too, in his own right. It’s one reason you will see him on stage cohosting the ACM Awards 2021 show.