The set came after Guyton and Breland wrapped up their collab, "Cross Country." Guyton then declared excitedly, "The legendary Gladys Knight, ya'll!" as the soul singer came out on stage clapping before taking the "Black Like Me" singer's hand to kick off the song about social issues.
As they gave a lively performance of the song, which Gladys Knight and the Pips took to No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1969, the live audience got up on their feet to dance along. Toward the end of the song, Breland came back on stage to help wrap up the set, which earned a standing ovation from those in the audience.