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Mickey Guyton Delivers a Heavenly Performance of 'Hold On' at the ACM Awards 2021

Mickey Guyton
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Mickey Guyton performs onstage at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on April 18, 2021 in Nashville.

Mickey Guyton did double duty on Sunday (April 18). Not only did the country singer host the 56th annual ACM Awards, but she also performed during the three-hour telecast.

For her performance, Guyton offered up her song of hope, "Hold On," which was included on the soundtrack of the faith-based film Breakthrough. "I wrote this next song as a prayer when faced with pain and uncertainty," she said before she began. "I hope it inspires you to hold on."

Dressed in an ethereal blue gown, the singer delivered the encouraging lyrics, singing, "When you're afraid/ I'm right beside you/ When you're in the dark/ I'll come and find you/ There is no door/ I'll leave unopened/ And there is no chance/ I'll leave it broken/ So, hold on, hold on/ Don't let go."

Guyton performed with her backing band socially distanced behind her. And as she sang, the stage was flooded by low fog, making it appear as if she were performing in the clouds.

The "Black Like Me" singer was nominated for new female artist of the year, but lost to Gabby Barrett.

Keith Urban and Guyton hosted the ceremony, which took place in Nashville. The performances were broadcast from several locations around the city, including the Ryman Auditorium, The Bluebird Cafe, and the Grand Ole Opry House.

Watch Guyton's performance of "Hold On" below:

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