Country star Mickey Guyton performed “Black Like Me,” a song from her Bridges EP, during her first late-night appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on Monday (February 1).
“It’s a hard life on easy street/ Just white painted picket fences far as you can see/ If you think we live in the land of the free/ You should try to be black like me,” she sang in the stripped down version, with piano and guitar accompaniment, and candles flickering in the background.
“Look. At. God!” Guyton wrote in the YouTube video’s comment section. “I made it on a late-night show mom! My heart cannot take it. Thank you so much for having me on the show.”
Guyton, who wrote “Black Like Me” in 2019, released it in June 2020 amid the uprisings against policy brutality following the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
“Black Like Me” has earned a nomination for best country solo performance at the 2021 Grammys, making Guyton the first black female solo artist to get a nod in a country category.
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