12.02.2015

Black Girl Music: Mickey Guyton


I actually grew up listening to country music, but I was never a big fan of the "scene".  What can I say; it wasn't particularly friendly towards Black folks, despite owing its roots to blues, Negro Spirituals, and oh yeah, the friggin' banjo.

But anyways...Mickey Guyton is a 32-year-old Texan whose crooning will make you stop whatever you're doing, evening breathing.  Though she hasn't dropped a full-length album yet, Guyton performed for the President in 2011, her song "It's No Mistake" made its way to The Right Kind of Wrong's soundtrack in 2013, and she had her Grand Ole Opry debut back in January of this year.

Needless to say, I already own both of her EPs: Mickey Guyton is a 4-track EP currently priced at $5.16 on Amazon.  Unbreakable is the 4-track acoustic EP currently priced at $3.99, and is the one I happen to prefer.  The humble, stripped-down tracks allow Guyton's voice to really shine. Remember when I talked about voices which make me feel? When girlfriend belts out a song...you can tell she's been through it.





Mickey Guyton is believed by some to be the new face of country music, capable of reviving interest and reigniting the genre. I agree. If given the opportunity and support, I think she could be country's next big superstar.

2 comments:

  1. Check out Rhiannon Giddens. I prefer her voice better plus she is a home state girl so I'm bias. She won a Grammy with her ex-group the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

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