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Mickey Guyton Performs 'Black Like Me' on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

February 2, 2021 9:00 am GMT
Last Edited May 16, 2023 3:05 pm GMT

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Mickey Guyton performed her Grammy-nominated song ‘Black Like Me’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, Feb 1.

The stripped back performance of the song, which features on her 2020 EP Bridges released last September, shone the spotlight firmly on Guyton’s vocal performance, giving room for the song's poignant lyrics to really hit home; ”If you think we live in the land of the free, you should try to be black like me”.

Guyton is also finding the time to campaign and make her voice heard during Black History Month in the US, which takes place throughout February.

Known for her hard-hitting songs that question inequality, Guyton has become a figure at the forefront of the progressive community fighting to make country music more diverse.

Her hit single ‘What Are You Gonna Tell Her?’, for example, was written about the many inequalities women still face in Nashville.

Guyton is the only black female artist signed to a major country music label and the first black solo female to earn a Grammy nomination in the country music category.

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