Nashville Symphony Announces Country Star Mickey Guyton as Featured Performer for Music City Christmas
Performances to take place December 15 through 18, featuring full orchestra, dancers, Broadway singers and more
Nashville, Tenn. (November 9, 2022) – Nashville Symphony is excited to welcome country music star Mickey Guyton to the Schermerhorn stage for a Music City holiday tradition. Music City Christmas will take place December 15 through 18, and tickets are available now at nashvillesymphony.org/musiccitychristmas.
Celebrate the most magical time of year with your Nashville Symphony and Principal Pops Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez for a night of holiday fun amid the splendor of the Schermerhorn. This one-of-a-kind symphonic spectacular will feature dancers, Broadway singers and some very special guests, including Jolly Old Saint Nick himself.
Past special guests have included Martina McBride in 2018; Kelly Pickler in 2019; and Titus Burgess in 2021.
“I am so excited to be partnering up with the amazing Nashville Symphony for such a fun holiday event, Music City Christmas!” said Guyton. “I hope to see you there, Nashville!”
Capitol Nashville’s Mickey Guyton “raises the rafters and distills emotion with impeccable clarity. Her high notes thrill, her nuance in storytelling captivates. A star for our times claims her place” (NPR). Guyton’s recently released songs “I Still Pray,” “How You Love Someone” and “Somethin’ Bout You” follow her critically acclaimed 2021 debut album, Remember Her Name.
With Remember Her Name, Mickey made history as the first Black artist to earn a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Country Album. The title track, “Remember Her Name,” also landed Mickey with GRAMMY® nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance. This follows Mickey’s groundbreaking GRAMMY® nomination as the first-ever Black female solo artist to earn a nod in a country category (Best Country Solo Performance) for “Black Like Me,” which she performed as part of the 2021 awards ceremony. “Black Like Me” was named one of the Top 10 all-genre songs of 2020 by NPR, Billboard and Associated Press. She also co-hosted the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS along with Keith Urban, and she was named CMT’s 2021 Breakout Artist of the Year. Audiences around the world watched Mickey deliver a powerful message of inclusivity and togetherness with her “awe-inspiring,” “soulful and soaring” national anthem at Super Bowl 56 in Los Angeles.
Mickey and her music have been featured on the cover of Billboard and profiled in The New Yorker, The New York Times and Rolling Stone. Over the last year, she has been featured in American Songwriter, BBC News, CBS This Morning, Ebony, Elle, Ellen, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, HITS, SHERRI, The Jennifer Hudson Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine’s Vulture, PEOPLE, Pollstar, Sesame Street, TODAY Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, USA Today, Variety, VIBE, The View, Vogue, The Washington Post and many more.
Great seats are available starting at $53 (while supplies last, additional fees apply).
Enrico Lopez-Yañez, conductor
Siri Howard, soprano
Christian Dante White, tenor
Stephen Nachamie, director
Felicity Stiverson, choreographer
Marta Albarracin, singer-songwriter
Thursday, December 15 at 7:00pm
Friday, December 16 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 17 at 8:00pm
Sunday, December 18 at 2:00pm
Schermerhorn Symphony Center | 1 Symphony Place | Nashville, TN
Ticket Link: nashvillesymphony.org/musiccitychristmas
Tickets for Music City Christmas may be purchased:
– Online at nashvillesymphony.org/musiccitychristmas
– Via phone at 615-687-6400
The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording, and commissioning works by America’s leading composers. With more than 140 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and children’s concerts, along with an extensive selection of education and community engagement programs. The Nashville Symphony has released 40 internationally distributed recordings on Naxos, which have received 27 GRAMMY® nominations and 14 GRAMMY® Awards, making it one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. The orchestra has also released recordings on Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and New West Records.
In addition to support from Metro Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville Symphony is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Nashville Symphony is also supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.