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Mickey Guyton Reveals Beyoncé Thanked Her for 'Opening Doors' for Black Artists in Country Music: 'It Really Meant a Lot to Me'

Jul. 3 2024, Published 10:36 a.m. ET

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One of Mickey Guyton's fans include Beyoncé!

The "Make It Me" singer, 41, revealed she received a very special surprise from the music icon, 42, after she released her first country album, Cowboy Carter, earlier this year.

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Mickey Guyton got a special surprise from Beyoncé.

"I had some people call me. They were like, 'Hey, Beyoncé wants to get ahold of you.' I'm like, 'Wait, what?'" Guyton explained in a recent interview. "I didn't even think it was real. She got my address and sent me some beautiful flowers, and it really meant a lot to me."

The country vocalist even got a glowing message from Queen B, giving her props for her groundbreaking work in the genre she is now part of. "'Mickey, Thank you for opening doors for me, queen. Keep shining. Love and respect, Beyoncé,'" she recalled.

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Beyoncé thanked Mickey Guyton for her work in country music for Black women.

"It was just really cool to be acknowledged," Guyton added. "You don't realize how when you become an activist, which was never my intention, it comes with a price. Mental health can be one of those things, and to have someone like her acknowledge that and say thank you, it really, really meant a lot."

Despite country music coming from Black artists and hitting the mainstream this year, the "Heaven Down Here" crooner doesn't want the change to simply be a phase. "I think the biggest — it's not necessarily a downside — it's more of a fear. I'm scared that, like, I don't know, it'll go away," Guyton noted in a separate interview.

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Mickey Guyton doesn't want the popularity of country music from Black artists to be a phase.

"Like, I don't want it to be a fad," she continued. "I want it to be something that is here and lasting to stay, and the culture gravitates, and more artists still stay and pivot here. That's my biggest fear. And so I think it's important that you ask that question so that people watching this know [to] please be intentional with your streaming and your support, especially with Black artists and country music — no matter who it is."

Although Guyton's been slightly worried about it being a fleeting trend, she's also been extremely proud of the change. "I've been actually really emotional about it,” the "Better Than You Left Me" artist said.

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Mickey Guyton has been emotional about having more Black artists in country music.

"And [I] try not to cry just because it's been really cool to see, you know, country music. Black country coming to the table and watching Black people and the culture embrace us. It's something that has been so needed, and it's just a beautiful thing to see," she noted. "It's so important to support us and really, really show up because we can't do this without the listeners."

People conducted both interviews with Guyton.

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