Capitol Nashville’s Mickey Guyton performed the powerful “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” with surprise guest Keith Urban on last night’s Academy of Country Music Awards, watch HERE. Since its release earlier this year, “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” has continued to receive critical acclaim with NPR saying it’s, “a cry of the heart by a remarkable singer and writer who deserves to be a full-on superstar.”
Mickey co-wrote “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” along with all five additional tracks featured on her new EP, Bridges. In addition to “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” Bridges includes the autobiographical “Black Like Me” which Mickey is set to perform on NBC’s TODAY this Monday, September 21. Bridges has been praised by The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard and more with Paste Magazine declaring that “Mickey Guyton is the unapologetic voice country music needs right now.”
About Mickey Guyton:
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. In 2015 she released her self-titled EP featuring her debut single “Better Than You Left Me.” The following year she was nominated for her for first Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist. Mickey returned to the ACM Awards in 2019 performing “I’m Standing With You” from the BREAKTHROUGH movie soundtrack alongside Chrissy Metz, Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina and Maddie & Tae. The last few years, Mickey has been focused on her songwriting and she just released her new EP, Bridges, on September 11. Bridges includes “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?”, which Variety called “…exquisitely sung, moving and brilliant,” as well as, “Black Like Me,” a song Mickey cowrote in March 2019 at a cross-genre writing camp. Due to demand, “Black Like Me” was released in June and has been praised by critics and fans alike with HITS noting the song “nudges America’s conscience with personal truth and gospel fervor.” Her latest single “Heaven Down Here” was written in recent months as a plea to God to spare a little love for this world in need. Mickey and her music have been featured recently by The New York Times, CBS This Morning, NPR, Billboard, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Paste, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, American Songwriter and Pollstar.
Mickey Guyton (performing on the ACM AWARDS) OC: …to people. :35