Mickey Guyton Releases Smashing Debut Single to Radio

Newcomer Mickey Guyton made Country Radio history on January 12th, 2015 for being a debut artist with the highest overall week 1 radio add for her single “Better Than You Left Me” I first heard her name after the Island Hopper’s Songwriter’s Fest when Sugarland’s Kristian Bush was telling us about talent to keep an eye out for. I remember jotting her name down to look up later on, and have personally been hooked ever since. The single was released to iTunes a week later, on October 14, 2014, and quickly put her on country music’s radar! Mickey Guyton was featured as one of CMT’s Next Woman of Country in 2014 amongst an equally impeccable list of ladies!

As for the song itself, written by Mickey Guyton, Nathan Chapman, Jennifer Hanson and Jenn Schott… Watch out ex’s: there are going to be a lot of empowered woman out there after they listen to this song, (this correspondent being one of them!) The song chronicles the struggles of a break up, and the healing process:

“You said goodbye

With words cold as ice.

I was shaking

Watching you go.

I couldn’t breathe

No, I just couldn’t see

Past you leaving

Me here all alone.

It’s funny what a little time does, baby..”

However, right as you think this is another sad break up song, Mickey Guyton’s powerhouse vocals tell the story of the satisfying feeling of strength when an ex tries to come back, yet again; but this time it isn’t happening.

“I’m stronger than the woman,

The one that you knew back then.

So don’t you think I’ll take you back

Like every time before,

No baby, I don’t think you know me anymore.

I’m better than you left me.”

Just as her powerful projection amplifies throughout the song, it’s safe to say we can expect the same of Mickey Guyton’s success in 2015! Check out her single on iTunes here.

Kelly Hettenbaugh

Kelly Hettenbaugh

Growing up in upstate New York, I was the one hanging with the boys hunting and fishing that the country songs talk about. Driving the back roads to my grandparent’s house in the southern tier, I used to belt out Trisha Yearwood’s “She’s In Love With a Boy,” desperately wanting to be Katie and find my Tommy. I thought my parents turned it up because they knew I liked it.. I’ve since realized it was probably to drown out my less than stellar singing voice. Although a lot has changed since then, my love for country music has stayed with me. I now live in SW Florida and my interest lies more in the up and coming acts, and songwriters than it does the larger acts that are already successful. I love being the first to discover someone and watch their career grow as they find their way in today’s crazy country music world. Working five days a week- my weekends are spent at a show, doing something active outdoors, or catching up with friends. Since I get to enjoy FL everyday, my vacations usually revolve around music festivals or visiting my family back in NY :)

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