Grammy Award-Nominated Country Music Artist
Mickey Guyton was born in Arlington, Texas, and began singing in church at a young age. She was drawn to a variety of artists with big voices including Dolly Parton, Cece Winans, Whitney Houston, and LeAnn Rimes. After signing to Capitol Records Nashville, Mickey’s first appearance was an all-star concert at the White House captured by PBS. She released her self-titled EP featuring her debut single "Better Than You Left Me."
The following year she was nominated for her first Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist. Mickey returned to the ACM Awards, performing "I’m Standing With You" from the Breakthrough movie soundtrack alongside Chrissy Metz, Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, and Maddie & Tae. This last year, Mickey performed her first solo ACM Awards performance of "What Are You Gonna Tell Her?" with label mate Keith Urban’s accompaniment on piano. The performance, which HITS called “...a Whitney Houston/Beyoncé power-vocal rendition of the glass-ceiling reckoning...” was named one of the best performances of the night.
Mickey released her EP, "Bridges," on September 11, which includes “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?”, hailed by Variety as “country music’s song of the year”, as well as, “Black Like Me,” a song Mickey co-wrote at a cross-genre writing camp. Due to demand, "Black Like Me" was released in June and was named one of the Top 5 songs of 2020 by NPR and The Associated Press. Mickey recently made history as the first Black female solo artist to earn a Grammy nomination in a country category (Best Country Solo Performance) for “Black Like Me.” Mickey and her music have been featured recently by The New York Times, CBS This Morning, NPR, Today, Billboard, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, The WashingtonPost, Paste, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, American Songwriter, and Pollstar.