Switched On Pop | Mickey Guyton’s Fight for Country Music’s Acceptance
A podcast breaking down the music of pop hits.
Switched On Pop
Published 01 October 2020
Mickey Guyton

Pop music surrounds us, but how often do we really listen to what we’re hearing? Switched on Pop is the podcast that pulls back the curtain on pop music. Each episode, join musicologist Nate Sloan and songwriter Charlie Harding as they reveal the secret formulas that make pop songs so infectious. By figuring out how pop hits work their magic, you’ll fall in love with songs you didn’t even know you liked.

Mickey Guyton spent a decade of fits and starts trying to make a career in country music. But now in recent months she’s having a country music moment releasing vulnerable songs that use her experiences of rejection, exclusion and racism as inspiration.

Charlie speaks with Guyton about her breakout songs “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?” and “Black Like Me”, as well as what it took for her to make it onto one of country musics most beloved stages, the American Country Music Awards.

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