Written by Lauren Rosier
Grammy-nominated artist, Mickey Guyton, joins songstress, Maggie Rose, for her podcast, Salute The Songbird With Maggie Rose highlighting women in music.
This is episode number four. In this episode, Rose and Guyton talk about how Guyton got her start and the epiphany moment she watching LeAnn Rimes perform the National Anthem. She discusses how she grew up in an era when women reigned in country radio, the moment that changed her career, and why she’s determined to help create opportunities for others in the music business.
Guyton was born in Arlington, Texas, but moved around the state due to her father’s job. She found music to be a constant in her life. She began to sing at church and found herself drawn to a variety of artists with powerful voices, including Dolly Parton, CeCe Winans, Whitney Houston, and LeAnn Rimes.
“My goal and purpose and hope is that other women in this genre – black, white, whatever you are – can see that and realize that they have a powerful voice, too, that they can use not only when it comes to speaking out about this injustice, but within their own personal careers as they’re navigating these writing rooms with majority men who may take over your writing session and say you should write something like this. I hope I can empower women and people to open their mouths and express and say what they want and then therefore they can have lucrative careers that open the doors.”– Mickey Guyton