Guyton will also perform at the event.
Mickey Guyton is set to be honored with the Breakout Artist of the Year accolade during this year’s CMT Artists of the Year event on Oct. 13. Guyton — who is releasing her long-awaited full-length debut album, Remember Her Name, on Friday (Sept. 24) — will also perform during the ceremony, which will air live on CMT from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Guyton will be feted alongside previously announced honorees Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Combs. This marks the fourth time in the event’s history to honor an artist with this accolade, with the previous three winners being Stapleton in 2015, Ballerini in 2016 and Ashley McBryde in 2019. The esteemed country music honor and album arrival will crown a year that has seen Guyton find breakthrough success with her songs “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” and “Black Like Me.”
“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,” said Leslie Fram, senior vice president, music & talent, CMT. “Congratulations, Mickey! We look forward to celebrating with you, and all of our honorees on October 13th.”