NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards show is smashing stereotypes.
For the first time ever, a Black woman is hosting.READ MORE: 3 Teens Charged In Manhattan Subway Attacks, Police Release Video Of New Suspect Believed To Be Group's Lookout
Mickey Guyton will share hosting duties with Keith Urban.
For the first time in ACM history, five Black artists are nominated for awards in a single year. Kane Brown is the first Black country artist nominated for the coveted album of the year award. His Worldwide Beautiful has already won video of the year.READ MORE: Thomas Valva Case: Ex-NYPD Officer Michael Valva, Former Fiancée Angela Pollina Appear In Court For Pre-Trial Hearing
“This is me saying everybody should just love everybody and all this hatred, um should just kind of stop,” he said.
At least 25 artists are performing on several iconic Nashville stages, including the Grand Ole Opry, Bluebird Cafe, and Broadway Avenue.MORE NEWS: Police Looking For Man Caught On Camera In Violent Assault At Brooklyn Subway Station
You can watch the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night on CBS2 and streaming on Paramount+.