Mikki gaitan Is shaking up the country music world in all true ways.
Her fiery ballad “Black Like Me,” inspired by the 2018 assassination Botham Jean And released amid protests from last summer’s Black Lives Matter, is nominated for tonight’s 2021 Grammys. Mickey is making history as the first black female soloist to be recognized by the Recording Academy in a country music category, and the horrors of such a moment are not lost on her.
“It’s still wild to think,” the artist told E! Roski Diaz On the red carpet. “It’s just such a big prize for me. It’s an award for black people. It’s an award for people of color in this genre.”
“I won’t be the last,” Mickey assured.
The 37-year-old’s dedication to making country music more inclusive is not just for his success, but to set a new standard for musicians who may not fit the mold of the notoriously conservative industry.