Rising Capitol Records Nashville artist Mickey Guyton released her new song ‘Sister’ on Friday (28 June). Created as an anthem to sisterhood and solidarity, it was co-written by Guyton, Nathan Spicer and Victoria Banks. The producer is Forest Glen Whitehead, known for his work with Kelsea Ballerini and other such country notables as Brandy Clark and British duo the Shires.
Guyton, from Arlington, Texas, made her Capitol Nashville debut in 2014 with the Unbreakable EP. She followed up with singles including the top 40 country airplay hit ‘Better Than You Left Me.’ The singer was nominated as New Artist of the Year at the ACM (Academy of Country Music) Awards in 2016.
“Sisterhood is truly what gets me through every day,” she says. “I have two sisters but anyone who knows me, knows I call all the women in my life sister. I wrote this song during a time when I challenged myself to write more honestly, be more open about my feelings, and reflect on how I’ve been uplifted by so many women in my life. ‘Sister’ is about my love relationship with all my sisters, and how we lean on each other through highs and lows.”
Guyton’s song ‘Hold On,’ which she co-wrote with Banks and Karen Kosowski, features in the major motion picture Breakthrough, starring Chrissy Metz of This Is Us fame. That track was written and recorded in less than 24 hours, after Mickey was given a summary of a scene in the movie. She performed another song from the Breakthrough soundtrack, ‘I’m Standing With You,’ at this year’s ACM Awards, along with Metz, Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina and Maddie & Tae.
Guyton has been covered on such TV outlets as CBS This Morning, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show. In print and online, she’s been spotlighted in PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Rolling Stone and Billboard. She’s currently in the studio with Whitehead working on more new music.