Mickey Guyton Discusses His Son’s Battle in the ICU
Mickey Guyton is asking for prayers from her fans in the wake of a serious family emergency.
In the aftermath of her son’s hospitalization, the country singer took to Twitter.
“I normally wouldn’t do this, but my son has been admitted to the intensive care unit, and the doctors have no idea what’s wrong.”
“Please, please, please pray,” she said on Twitter.
Guyton was on a high just a week ago, when the Huffington Post featured her in an article about Black women making their mark in country music.
Guyton signed with Capitol Nashville in 2011, making her the first Black woman to sign with a major country label at the time.
Guton’s “Better Than You Left Me,” released in 2015, was the culmination of a ten-year journey.
Since then, she’s established herself as a country music icon.
Guyton released a snippet of her single “Black Like Me” on Instagram during a time of racial unrest following police brutality against unarmed Black and brown men and women, garnering over 8,000 views.
Spotify contacted her team and requested the final version.
It was later added to the playlist Hot Country.
The song has been streamed over 8 million times on Spotify.
She told the outlet, “It’s a really strange feeling.”
When you work so hard at something and finally accept that it’s unlikely to happen for you, it does.
It occurs at a time when there is a lot of pain,” Guyton explained.
“This song wasn’t written for this occasion.”
I wrote this song for Black people in country music and for Black people in America in general before this moment.
This is a result of my own aggravation.”
Despite the fact that she has been dubbed “Country Music’s Black Golden Child,” she refuses to be labeled as such.
“For a long time, before this moment, I tried to prove to myself that I was just a country singer who enjoyed country music.
“I was told not to even focus on the Black part of me,” Guyton explained. “It’s not a pigeonhole to me at all, and I’m trying to normalize it as much as possible.”
I normalize it by allowing other Black women, particularly in country music, to join me.”