Country music trailblazer Mickey Guyton is slowly growing her vinyl collection.
While bursting with excitement, the hitmaker jumped on social media Monday (Nov. 14) to show off her latest finds. Not only does the assortment display Guyton’s diverse taste in music, but her deep appreciation for women in country.
“I’m starting a little vinyl collection, and I’d love for you guys to see what I’ve got,” she declared before pulling out her favorites from an album crate. “What else should I get to add to my vinyl collection?” she asked her devoted fans.
Guyton’s followers rushed to the comments to share their opinions. Carrie Underwood, Brandi Carlile, Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and Loretta Lynn are some of the notable names recommended. Country icon LeAnn Rimes, on the other hand, assured Guyton that her new faith-centric album “Gods Work” will be on her doorstep in no time.
Guyton continued to stress that every music enthusiast should have – Kasey Musgraves’ “Golden Hour,” Ingrid Andress’ latest record, “Good Person,” an Aretha Franklin vinyl, Harry Styles, George Strait, Carly Simon, and Metallica.
Keep scrolling and learn why Guyton’s top picks are essential to have on repeat.
Country-pop sensation Kasey Musgraves released her fourth studio album “Golden Hour,” in 2018.
The hitmaker co-wrote all 13 tracks and co-produced the critically acclaimed record alongside Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk. The tracklist includes “Slow Burn,” “Butterflies,” “High Horse,” “Rainbow,” and many more. The well-rounded LP peaked at No.4 on the Billboard 200 chart upon release and received four GRAMMY Awards – Album of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance, and Best Country Song with “Space Cowboy.”
“Ingrid Andres has her new album out “Good Person,” which is incredible,” stressed Guyton.
The breakout star recently dropped her sophomore album “Good Person,” a 13-song project that chronicles dark times following a toxic relationship and finding healthy love. The refreshing songstress teamed up with long-time collaborator Sam Ellis, who had a hand in producing her debut record “Lady Like.” Andress’ latest work includes “Wishful Drinking” featuring Sam Hunt, which recently graced the top of the Country Aircheck chart. The track scored Andress her second career No.1.
“Aretha’s “Greatest Hits,” you just can’t go wrong,” said Guyton shaking the vinyl in the air.
The queen of soul was one of the world’s best-selling musicians. The fierce songstress was best known for her classics – “Respect,” “Freeway of Love,” and “I Say a Little Prayer.” In 1987 Franklin became the first female to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, she is one of the most decorated artists in GRAMMY history, and most importantly, was a vital voice during the civil rights movement.
Guyton confessed that Harry Styles’ smash hit “Watermelon Sugar” from his world-renowned album “Fine Line” is one of her “favorite songs” to date. The pop record debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold more than 478,000 units. “Fine Line” became one of the most successful albums by a male pop artist since Justin Bieber’s “Purpose.” The emotionally driven collection conveys the ups and downs of finding love or handling heartache.
“Being the country girl that I am, George Strait,” she pointed out.
Guyton displayed George Strait’s 26th studio album, “Twang.” The country icon released the honky tonk tracklist in 2009. The Tony Brown-produced project holds sentimental value, as Strait co-wrote three songs with his son George “Bubba” Strait – including the lead single “Living For The Night.” The old-school collection bursting with classics, was nominated for Best Country Album at the 2010 GRAMMY Awards.
“You can’t have a vinyl collection without Carly Simon,” said Guyton.
Carly Simon is a powerhouse vocalist that was propelled into the spotlight in the ‘70s. She is known for her timeless tunes – “The Right Thing To Do,” “Mockingbird” featuring James Taylor, “You’re So Vain,” “Anticipation,” and more. Simon began her music career with her sister Lucy Simon, but it wasn’t until her solo venture that she reached mainstream success. Simon entered the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1994 and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Dolly Parton.
“Metallica, “The Blacklist,” she shared while holding up the eye-catching vinyl. “If you don’t have this, are you even really a Metallica fan?”
It’s no surprise that the country sensation has heavy metal band Metallica in her collection, as she is featured on “The Blacklist.” Guyton joined the award-winning ensemble comprised of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo on “Nothing Else Matters.” The tribute collaboration was in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the album. The multi-track project also featured Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker, Jon Pardi, Jason Isbell, and the 400 Unit. Most recently, Guyton performed the 1991 hit with the band at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City.