Mickey Guyton is a mom! The rising country star and her husband, Grant Savoy, welcomed their first child, son Grayson, announcing the good news on Monday, February 8.
“The hardest and most beautiful thing I have ever done. Welcome to the world Grayson!” Guyton tweeted, followed by a Bible verse. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. – Psalm 30:5”
The hardest and most beautiful thing I have ever done. Welcome to the world Grayson!
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. – Psalm 30:5 pic.twitter.com/QRXtAd5Yrb
— Mickey Guyton (@MickeyGuyton) February 8, 2021
Guyton announced in August that she was pregnant, sharing the good news on social media.
“Even in times of darkness, like the ones we as a society find ourselves in today, God always finds a way to shine His light on the beautiful side of life, like the miracle of life itself,” Guyton wrote. “I’m so excited to announce that I’m having a baby! My life completely changed in an instant. Literally nothing else matters. I’m so excited and terrified all at the same time. I have no idea what I am doing but am so thankful that God chose me to be this baby’s mom.”
Guyton, who has bravely been vocal about her challenges as a Black artist in country music, previously admitted that she was initially afraid that becoming a mother would change the trajectory of her career.
“In my mind, as a woman in the music industry, you think, ‘Oh, I can’t be pregnant and have a career. I can’t be a mom and have a career,'” the 37-year-old told People. “I thought those things,” she said. “I had to just completely do some deprogramming in my mind and realize that we all deserve happiness and we all deserve a family.”
While the past year has had more than its share of challenges, it has also had a few bright moments for Guyton, including her first-ever Grammy Awards nomination. Guyton is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance, for her autobiographical song, “Black Like Me,” The nomination marks the first time a Black female artist has ever been nominated in a country category.
“I am speechless,” Guyton said of the honor. “This nomination is a testament to never give up and live your truth. I can’t think of a better song to make history with than ‘Black Like Me’ and I hope that I can continue to help open doors for other women and people who look like me.”
Guyton’s EP, Bridges, was released last year. It is available for purchase at MickeyGuyton.com.