Oh, Mickey Guyton, can we please be new best friends?
I wish. Because I’m about two paces away from buying this girl a matching “BFF” necklace and calling her every five minutes to whine — and maybe wine — about men.
The “Better Than You Left Me” songstress stopped by CBS This Morning this week and revealed why America is falling in love with her charming and adorable personality and also why she is one of the next big voices of country music.
Guyton revealed to co-host Gayle King the story of what made her want to move to Nashville and pursue her dream of stardom (that would be hearing a 10 year-old LeAnn Rimes sing at a Texas Rangers baseball game), how she scored her big record deal while still working at Nordstrom and the story of that other big moment — the first time she heard her song on the radio.
And the moments just keep coming for Guyton these days. This summer, she’s on the road with Brad Paisley’s Crushin’ It tour. How she landed that gig is a pretty cute tale, as well.
Guyton told King she was visiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis when she got the call from her manager about the prestigious invitation, which prompted much excitement and her declaration, “Do I have a pulse?!”
Yes, she did in fact have a pulse. And, yes, she accepted Paisley’s invitation, of course.
But there’s one big bucket list moment she’s yet to cross off — meeting and/or working with Dolly Parton, a woman she deemed a “bad you-know-what.“ Guyton says that would definitely be a moment for her to stop and, once again, check her pulse.
Let’s hope she gets her chance.