Mickey Guyton to Host A Capitol Fourth: ‘It’s Absolutely a Real Honor’

Mickey Guyton is set to host A Capitol Fourth, the 42nd annual national Independence Day celebration, broadcast live on PBS from Washington D.C. on July 4.

Guyton, who appeared on last year’s special as a performer, tells PEOPLE, “It is absolutely a real honor.”

“I just hope to bring fun and happiness to everybody, at home, at this event,” she continued. “To be asked to host such an event as this, in a really trying time in our country, I just feel like it could be a huge opportunity to try and encourage more togetherness in this time.”

The show will include performances from Jake Owen, pop star Andy Grammar,  Darren Criss, and more.