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PBS' 'A Capitol Fourth': Mickey Guyton + Jimmie Allen Performed at America's Birthday Party

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Mickey Guyton and Jimmie Allen were among the artists representing country music on PBS' annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth, which aired Sunday night (July 4).

Guyton once again proved to a national television audience that she's among the top powerhouse vocalists in any genre with her rendition of "Without a Net," a song from the soundtrack of Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story.

Allen's made a habit of delivering on the small screen as well, via his growing list of memorable songs, his irresistible stage presence and his impeccable fashion sense. He crushed it once again with his most holiday-appropriate song, "American Heartbreaker."

Vanessa Williams hosted America's 245th birthday celebration from Washington DC. Pre-taped segments, planned in advance because of the COVID-19 pandemic, aired in place of the usual live concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. For instance, Alan Jackson performed "Drive (For Daddy Gene)" and "America the Beautiful" at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, while Jennifer Nettles sang "Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'" from Oklahoma! in a segment from Town Hall in Times Square which also featured the Broadway Inspirational Voices.

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Noteworthy artists from other genres ranged from Jackson's buddy Jimmy Buffett and recent Guyton collaborator Gladys Knight to Tony Award-winning Broadway and television star Ali Stroker and National Symphony Orchestra conductor Jack Everly.

Per a press release from Capital Concerts, the holiday special will be available as Video on Demand for a limited time only, July 4- 18, 2021.

Other performances of note, including Buffett's tropical reimagining of Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land," Pentatonix's chilling take on "Seasons of Love" and Knight's revisiting of American classic "Midnight Train to Georgia," can be watched on Capital Concerts' YouTube channel.

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PBS' 'A Capitol Fourth': Mickey Guyton + Jimmie Allen Performed at America's Birthday Party