Mickey Guyton Soars With ‘Black Like Me’ On 2021 GRAMMYs

Her performance was absolutely breath-taking!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Mickey Guyton Soars With ‘Black Like Me’ On 2021 GRAMMYs
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In this image released on March 14, Mickey Guyton performs onstage during the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California and broadcast on March 14, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Mickey Guyton stunned music fans around the world during the 2021 GRAMMY Awards with a show-stopping performance of her song “Black Like Me.” The songstress looked gorgeous in a flowing gold gown, but the most captivating part of her performance was the song itself.

“The song ‘Black Like Me’ is so many people’s stories and that was my goal in this performance. There’s representation, as well, which is really important to me in this performance, but I just wanted people to feel like they’re coming together. This is a huge moment for Black people in country music and I just feel so honored to stand in these shoes right now,” shared Guyton in a backstage interview with CBS.

Guyton’s performance is a capstone on a huge, ground-breaking year for the Texas native. Not only is she a performer for tonight’s lineup, but she’s also nominated for Best Country Solo Performance with her thought-provoking “Black Like Me.”

While the singer has been making waves with her music, her biggest achievement of late is becoming a mother. The “What Are You Gonna Tell Her” singer welcomed a baby boy, Grayson Clark, in early February. She’ll also be co-hosting the 2021 ACM Awards in April alongside Keith Urban.

This year’s GRAMMY Awards will also honor the hard-working individuals who are employed by small live venues across the country. Bartenders, box-office managers and day-to-day workers at the Troubadour (Los Angeles), the Hotel Café (Los Angeles), the Apollo Theater (New York City), and the Station Inn (Nashville) will present various categories throughout the evening.

Other country performers from tonight’s show include Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Brandi Carlile.

The 2021 GRAMMY Awards, hosted by The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, broadcast live tonight (3/14) on the CBS Television Network from 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. See all of our coverage from the 63rd GRAMMY Awards here.