Mickey Guyton: CMT Next Women of Country Live Exclusive Performance

Texan Showcases Powerhouse Pipes With Perfect Kiss-Off Tune

Mickey Guyton knows there’s nothing quite like the moment after a breakup when you realize your friends were right: You are so much better off without the one who broke your heart.

The powerhouse singer turned this very experience in her own life into an empowering anthem called “Better Than You Left Me,” and if it doesn’t make you feel 10 feet tall after being knocked down in love, I don’t know what will.

It was Guyton’s debut in the country world, but this intimate acoustic performance for CMT Next Women of Country Live reminds us all just how powerful and impactful the song is — whether it’s a full-blown production or just a guitar, small drum setup and Guyton’s stellar voice.

Her incredible tone, soaked in soul and heartache reaches out and grabs you. You can feel Guyton telling her story in every single line and note, and she confidently tells the boy in question he’d better go look for love somewhere else. She’s a new woman.

A she’s a new woman who has toured the nation with Brad Paisley, performed at the White House and the Grand Ole Opry and been surprised by her idol Dolly Parton.

We’ll have more exclusive performances from Brooke Eden, Danielle Bradbery, Jana Kramer, Maggie Rose, Clare Dunn, Kelleigh Bannen, Carly Pearce, Brandy Clark, Ruthie Collins, Lindsay Ell, Courtney Cole, Cassadee Pope and Tara Thompson in the coming days.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.