Capitol Records Nashville’s Mickey Guyton released the stunning video for her female support and solidarity song “Sister.” Mickey worked with video director Chelsea Thompson on the concept as well as the casting of six of Mickey’s “sisters.”
“It was so important to me to not only feature some of my dearest friends in this video, but to represent all types of ‘sisters’ so when women watch this video, they see someone who looks like them,” shares Mickey. “It is more important than ever to show diversity and that Country music is for everyone.”
“Sister,” co-written by Mickey, Nathan Spicer and Victoria Banks and produced by Forest Glen Whitehead is the first song from a period of introspection and inspiration for Guyton. Currently in the studio with Forest, Mickey is working on more new music.
Mickey shares what is so special about the “Sister” video cast:
Amara Hall (@AmaraGiveLove): “Amara is stunning, but what makes her so special is the movement she has created called, Safe Place Poetry Circle. She gives incarcerated women a safe place to share their truths, be broken, and learn wholeness together through poetry. I met her a few years back when I was playing in a City of Hope softball game. I was having a terrible day and Amara came up to me and it literally felt as if the sun was shining on me. She has such positive energy and unknowingly lifted my spirits. She showed me love when I needed it the most and that moment stuck with me because ‘Sister’ is about the women who have always had my back.”
Harper Grae (@HarperGraeMusic): “Harper Grae is a fellow Country music singer and songwriter with an incredible voice, but what sets her apart is her heart. There is the common assumption that two female artists can’t be friends because they are in competition, but this girl was helping build the set for this music video! She lives every word of “Sister’ every day and represents love and acceptance.”
Kate Bowen (@KateBowenSongs): “Kate Bowen is an incredible singer and songwriter who I have been so lucky to write with. She is an old soul and when I’m around her, it just feels like everything is going to be alright. No matter what I’ve gone through over the years, she was always there for me and embodies everything that a ‘sister’ is. I’m not one to share my feelings when bad things are happening in my life. I usually keep it to myself until I get to the other side, but with Kate I am always able to open up and have her help me through.”
Venus Knight (@VenusKnight3): “Venus is a queen, but what is so amazing about her is her kind heart. She is a behavioral counselor and aids the most challenging clients that very few are willing to work with and saves them from going into mental institutions. When we met, we bonded immediately because we have both lived our lives feeling like we are on the outside. Through her personal adversity she has compassion for everyone.”
Lisa Goe (@LisaGoeGo): “Lisa is an amazing pop singer and songwriter. She runs the company Popoff Nashville which allows pop artists and writers to be seen, heard and validated. I met Lisa when I was on tour with Brad Paisley. We met at a party where I knew no one. What people don’t know about me is that I’m quite introverted especially when I don’t know anyone. Lisa sensed how terrified I was and walked up to me with this bright and larger than life personality. She immediately made me feel included.”
Julia Ukwu (@Drops.ofJules): “Of the ‘sisters’ in this video, I have known Julia the longest. We met when I was still working in Los Angeles and Julia was visiting from Nashville. When I decided to move to Nashville and pursue my dream of writing and performing Country music, Julia was one of my biggest supporters. She was with me every step of the way during that scary yet exciting time in my life.”
In April her song “Hold On” which she co-wrote with Karen Kosowski and Victoria Banks is featured the major motion picture BREAKTHROUGH starring Chrissy Metz (This Is Us). The poignant and uplifting song was written and recorded in less than 24 hours after Mickey received a summary of a scene in the film. At this year’s ACM Awards, Mickey performed alongside Metz, Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina and Maddie & Tae, the song “I’m Standing With You” also from the BREAKTHROUGH movie soundtrack.
Mickey has been featured on CBS This Morning, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show. She has also been spotlighted in PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Rolling Stone & Billboard.