Mickey Guyton Makes Late-Night Debut with ‘Black Like Me’ Performance

Mickey Guyton made her late-night television debut on Monday evening (Feb. 1) with a performance of her autobiographical song, “Black…

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Lauren Jo Black

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February 2, 2021

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Mickey Guyton – Black Like Me

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.

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“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.” 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.