Mickey Guyton

FRESH: ‘Heaven Down Here’ – Mickey Guyton

Mickey Guyton wishes for some “Heaven Down Here”

Mickey Guyton has just released the new music video for her latest heartfelt anthem “Heaven Down Here”. Directed by Sarah McColgan, the timely track and video display a relevant reflection of the world and a plea to God through Guyton’s lens. The song is the first track from her new EP, “Bridges”, which also features her empowering, socially conscious ballad “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?”.

Mickey is a black female country artist with a warm, textured voice, whose sound walks the line between classic country and contemporary pop. Following her initial buzz when her 2015 debut single “Better Than You Left Me” began making its way up the radio airplay charts, Mickey gained yet wider attention when her song “Black Like Me” went viral in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. She also became the first black female artist to perform her own song at the ACM Awards, joining for “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?”.

With the support of her management team, Mickey moved to Nashville and quickly became a presence in the city’s vibrant musical community. She also signed a deal with Liberty/Capitol Nashville, and in 2012 received a standing ovation when she performed her song “Better Than You Left Me” at Nashville’s Country Radio Seminar. The song became her debut single and appeared on her eponymous 2015 EP, eventually peaking at No.34 on Billboard’s Country Airplay, earning her the music industry bible’s stamp as one of 10 Hot Country Artists to Watch in 2015. Mickey’s follow-up, “Heartbreak Song”, went to No.45 on the same chart in 2016. More singles arrived in 2019, including “Hold On” (taken from the film ‘Breakthrough’), “Sister” and “Crazy”.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!