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”.