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.