Meditative Story
Meditative Story
Mar 15, 2021
Mickey Guyton: Telling the story of “Black Like Me”
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Behind her Grammy-nominated song “Black Like Me,” Mickey Guyton shares the story of her long journey toward embracing her voice as a country music star. As a Black woman in a traditionally white industry, her authenticity is constantly questioned: Too Black. Too white. Not “country” enough. Plagued by self-doubt, Mickey’s breakthrough comes when she remembers what matters to her and stops trying to fit in – instead, she leans in to what makes her unique. Whether you’re listening for the first time, or you’ve had this episode on repeat, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of why she chose to sing “Black Like Me” in an absolutely iconic performance at the 2021 Grammy Awards.

Read the transcript at https://meditativestory.com/mickey-guyton/

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