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Mickey Guyton


As announced today via The Associated Press, Capitol Nashville’s Mickey Guyton will release a new EP Bridges on September 11. The songs featured on Bridges were co-written by Mickey over the last two years and include the critically acclaimed, previously released tracks “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?,” “Black Like Me” and current single “Heaven Down Here.”  The Texas native who NPR calls “a poised and galvanizing country-pop conscience” continues to speak her truth on Bridges which features co-writers including Karen Kosowski, Hillary Lindsey, Jesse Frasure, Nathan Chapman and Victoria Banks.

“Two years ago, this project didn’t feel like it was even a possibility,” shares Guyton. “This EP proves that in your darkest moments, you can have your biggest breakthroughs.  I think back to all of the obstacles in my life and career, including writing and recording most of this EP in quarantine during a time of social unrest, and how it has all led to the birth of this beautiful project. I hope these songs provide others with the same happiness and strength they have provided me in these uncertain times.”

Mickey was recently featured by outlets including Pollstar, NPR, Rolling Stone and the Los Angeles Times. Her powerful songs including the autobiographical “Black Like Me,” and honest “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” continue to receive acclaim from critics and fans. Written at a cross-genre writing camp in 2019, “Black Like Me” is one of NPR’s 25 Favorite Songs of 2020 and Paste Magazine’s Best Country Songs of 2020.

Bridges Track List:

  1. “Heaven Down Here”*
    (Mickey Guyton, Gordie Sampson, Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey)
  2. “Bridges”*
    (Mickey Guyton, Karen Kosowski, Victoria Banks, Emma-Lee)
  3. “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?”*
    (Mickey Guyton, Karen Kosowski, Victoria Banks, Emma-Lee)
  4. “Rosé”**
    (Mickey Guyton, Victoria Banks, Karen Kosowski)
  5. “Salt”*
    (Mickey Guyton, Jesse Frasure, Carly Barlowe, Steven Lee Olsen)
  6. “Black Like Me”+
    (Mickey Guyton, Nathan Chapman, Fraser Churchill, Emma Davidson-Dillon)

*Produced by Karen Kosowski

** Produced by Karen Kosowki and Forest Whitehead

+Produced by Nathan Chapman and Forest Whitehead


Originally from Arlington, Texas, Mickey has made a name for herself as a powerhouse vocalist and impressive songwriter. NPR notes, “she’s emerging as a poised and galvanizing country-pop conscience, at once consummate pro, steadfast optimist and truth-teller…a stirring, sumptuous singer” while Billboard calls Mickey, “one of the most promising new voices in country in recent years.” In 2015, she released her self-titled EP featuring her debut single “Better Than You Left Me” and the following year she was nominated for her first ACM Award for New Female Vocalist. Last year, Mickey returned to the ACM Awards stage to perform “I’m Standing With You” from the BREAKTHROUGH movie soundtrack alongside Chrissy Metz, Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina and Maddie & Tae. Mickey has been featured on CBS This Morning, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show. She has also been spotlighted in the Los Angeles Times, PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Billboard and more.


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