5 Black Country Artists Who Made History | Billboard News

To wrap up Black History Month, we’re highlighting prominent Black artists in Country who have made history and broken barriers. The artists include: Beyoncé, Shaboozey, The War and Treaty and more!

Tetris Kelly: 

Country music continues to soar on the Billboard charts, and to celebrate Black Music Month, Billboard is highlighting five Black country artists that broke barriers and made history. Shaboozey made history when he replaced Beyoncé atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with his hit, “A Bar Song (Tipsy).” It helped him earn his third Hot 100 entry alongside his two collaborations, “SPAGHETTII” and “SWEET ★ HONEY ★ BUCKIIN’” from Bey’s album ‘Cowboy Carter.’ Shaboozey’s star is rising fast. He released his third album, ‘Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going,’ and “Tipsy” has been going strong on the Hot 100 for 10 weeks. We can’t wait to hear more Shaboozey.

The War and Treaty have made a name for themselves in the country music world. They became the first Black duo to be nominated for the ACM Award for duo of the year last year. And they were nominated for best new artist at this year’s Grammys. Billboard honored them at this year’s Country Power Players event as Groundbreakers, and the couple just released their latest single, “Called You By Your Name,” two weeks ago. Mickey Guyton became the first Black woman to be nominated for best country solo performance in 2020 at the Grammys for her song “Black Like Me.” Guyton also became the first Black female artist to perform at the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the first Black woman to co-host the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2021. 

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