WATCH: Mickey Guyton Debuts Celebratory New Song, ‘Somethin’ Bout You’ on ‘TODAY’ Show

Guyton co-wrote the tune with Tyler Hubbard and David Garcia.


Madeleine O’Connell

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August 29, 2022


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Mickey Guyton got emotional during her TODAY Show appearance, where she performed her latest release, “Somethin’ Bout You” as part of the Citi Concert Series.

While catching up with TODAY Show co-anchors about the current stage of her thriving career, Guyton pointed out her family members supporting her from the crowd, which included her husband Grant Savoy and 18-month-old son, Grayson.

Mickey Guyton with Son Grayson; Photo by Helen Healey
Mickey Guyton with Son Grayson; Photo by Helen Healey

“We thought you were having a moment last time. It’s clearly not a moment, it’s a movement,” co-anchor, Craig Melvin told Guyton.

Since her last appearance on the live show, she has earned three more Grammy nominations, making four total.

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She responded, “I can’t believe this is my life, honestly” and explained it “takes a village” to keep things running smoothly in her busy household.

“We saw Mickey before Mickey was Mickey. You’ve taken off like a rocketship,” Hoda Kotb, TODAY co-anchor, pointed out before asking where the singer sees herself and her career down the line.

As she steps into a new chapter, Guyton said her goal is to “continue being an advocate for people of color and the genre that I love so much, and I want to continue releasing music and focus on that. People really need to see that I’m a funny person, people don’t always get to see that and so this is that era.”

Mickey Guyton, Somethin' Bout You

The Texas native co-wrote her latest release with Tyler Hubbard and David Garcia. This song serves as the first of three new songs that she is expected to drop this year. Guyton explained that starting a family opened up a whole new world and outlook on life for her.

“‘Somethin’ Bout You’ is reminiscent of those easy, joy-filled, early days of loving someone, and discovering something new in each other every day,” Guyton shared in a press release. “Since having my son Grayson, I’ve been seeing the arc of life from a new perspective, and I love celebrating every bit of it – from heartbreak to finding your person and falling in love, to the newfound love between a parent and a child. This song is the start of that journey.”

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Her carefree single reflects those feelings of innocence that begin to simmer at the start of a new love. It effortlessly tackles the journey of life’s most precious stages.

“It’s hard to put a finger on exactly what you do / But you got me in my feelings, and that ain’t something I’m used to / I don’t mind, I kinda like it, don’t need nothin’ new / You can just keep doin’ what you do,” Guyton sings in the opening verse.

This release follows her historic debut album Remember Her Name. With this project, Guyton became the first Black artist to earn a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album. The singer also received a nomination for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance and got to perform her game-changing song, “Black Like Me,” at the 2021 awards ceremony.

Mickey Guyton is next set to take part in a tribute concert for the Otis Redding Foundation at the Grand Opera House in Macon, GA on September 9.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.