Mickey Guyton Says She’s Her Own Biggest Critic
Mickey Guyton's debut single, "Better Than You Left Me," became the most-added song on country radio when it was released earlier this year, and had the highest one-week add total for a debut release in Country Aircheck history. Clearly the country audience liked what they heard, but even after receiving that sort of approval, Guyton says that she remains her own biggest critic.
"To be honest, I’m just so hard on myself. And I put so much pressure on myself. If it’s coming from anybody, it’s coming from me," Guyton tells The Boot. "I just try so hard to not get in my head. I try so hard to pay attention to what everybody else is doing and just trying to just focus on getting that song up there. It’s hard [for] any artist, guy or girl, to get a song on the radio right now."
Guyton says that she is working on a full-length project, although she isn't sure when it will be released, which is why she led with the EP.
"I’m working on an album," she reveals. "But while we’re working on that, I wanted to give some of the fans a taste of what’s to come on the album, of my favorite songs, just to keep them with me on this journey."
Guyton won't have much time to work on her new record this summer, though. She's currently serving as the opening act on Brad Paisley's 2015 Crushin’ It World Tour. Find a list of all of her upcoming shows on her website, and download the Mickey Guyton EP on iTunes.