GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Mickey Guyton is set to make her late-night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight airing on CBS at 11:35pmET/10:35pm CT. Mickey will perform her powerful and autobiographical track “Black Like Me” which was just named one of the Top 10 songs of 2020 by Billboard, The Associated Press, Rolling Stone and NPR noting, “…her song started many necessary conversations and will be remembered as a milestone in the genre’s evolution.” “Black Like Me” was recently nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the upcoming 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards making Mickey the first Black female solo artist to earn a nomination in a country category.
Mickey previously performed “Black Like Me” during her NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert (watch HERE), as well as, NBC’s TODAY (watch HERE). She also spoke with CBS This Morning regarding the song’s impact, watch HERE. “Black Like Me” is featured on Mickey’s acclaimed EP Bridges which includes five additional tracks all co-written by Mickey and was named by Billboard, Slate, The Tennessean and Sounds Like Nashville as one of the Best Albums of 2020.
Mickey was just named Artist of the Year as well as Female Vocalist of the Year as part of the Nashville Scene’s 21st Annual Country Music Critics Poll. Additionally, “Black Like Me” was named the year’s Best Single. In partnership with CMT, the Nashville Scene’s Annual Country Music Critics Poll is the genre’s most respected measure of critical consensus comprising of 95 voting journalists. Voters write for outlets including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone and more.
Last year, Mickey also made history as the first solo Black female country artist to perform on the ACM Awards, watch HERE. Accompanied by labelmate Keith Urban, Mickey performed “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” which was hailed as one of the best performances of the night with Rolling Stone noting, “Guyton knocked it out of the park demonstrating that she’s got a world-class set of pipes as well as something important to say.”
To view a special video highlighting Mickey’s historic accomplishments, click HERE.