Mickey Guyton made her late-night television debut on Monday evening (Feb. 1) with a performance of her autobiographical song, “Black Like Me,” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Guyton delivered a stunning performance of the song while surrounded by dimly lit candles and was accompanied by a piano and guitar.
“Look. At. God! I made it on a late-night show mom,” Guyton gushed following her performance. “My heart cannot take it. Thank you guys for believing.”
The Texas native, who is expecting her first child with her husband Grant Savoy, recently earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Solo Performance at the upcoming 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards. Guyton is the first Black female solo artist to earn a nomination in a country category.
“For so long, I was living with somebody else’s truth, and I wasn’t living my truth. And this song is an example of that,” Guyton previously shared of the song. “You know, country music is three chords and the truth. And people have so much pride in country music because it’s honest music. But I wasn’t being honest And this is the first real time that I’ve been honest with my words and my lyrics and my message.”
“Black Like Me” is featured on Guyton’s EP, Bridges, which includes five additional tracks, each of which she co-wrote.
Click above to watch Mickey Guyton perform “Black Like Me.”