Mickey Guyton Biography
Guyton was born on June 17, 1983, in Arlington, Texas, as Candace Mycale Guyton, whose father is Michael Eugene Guyton and mother is Phyllis Ann Roddy. She said that she was inspired to begin a singing career after, at the age of eight, she saw LeAnn Rimes sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the start of a Texas Rangers game. In 2011, Guyton signed with Capitol Records Nashville and recorded an extended play, Unbreakable three years later. Her debut album will be co-produced by Dann Huff and Nathan Chapman.
Guyton wrote her debut single, "Better Than You Left Me", with Jennifer Hanson and Jenn Schott. She debuted the single at the Grand Ole Opry on January 10, 2015, and released both it and the music video two days later.
The song debuted at number 56 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart dated for the week ending January 24, 2015. An article in The Guardian made note of the song's early success on the charts, particularly in relation to Guyton's being an African American female in a genre dominated by white men.