Mickey Guyton Talks “Heartbreak Song,” Meeting Dolly Parton and Dives Deep On “The Bachelorette”

Lisa talks with Mickey Guyton about her latest single, “Heartbreak Song,” whether or not she feels like a “trailblazer,” how she got excited about country music as a young girl back home in Texas, all the drama on last season’s The Bachelorette, meeting Dolly Parton and more.

Show Participants

  • Mickey Guyton
  • Lisa Konicki, NCD editor in chief

Show Notes & Links

Show Quotes

  1. “I love singing power ballads but I also love singing fun songs too.” Mickey Guyton
  2. “Do you consider yourself a trailblazer in country music, because you are the only female African American singer in the genre?” Lisa Konicki
  3. “I’m with myself every day, so I don’t really view myself as that. But then, when I get messages on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter from different girls—not just women that are African American, but I get women from hispanic descent and from all different racial backgrounds—that are, like, ‘Thank you for opening the doors for a lot of us.’ And I’m just … I didn’t realize … you don’t think about it when you have your blinders on and you’re just trying to get to the next point in your career. This is what I grew up on. This is just who I am and it’s crazy that people see [my musical career] like that, because I’m just—you know—a girl from Texas that likes to shop.” Mickey Guyton
  4. “[Dolly Parton] is everything right with the world, in my personal opinion.” Mickey Guyton


The Writers Room, Ep. 38, 12 minutes
photos by Jason Simanek