Candace Mycale Guyton is a country music artist born in Arlington, Texas, United States to Michael Eugene Guyton and Phyllis Ann Roddy. Candace is the second among the four children of Michael and Roddy.
Candace is professionally known as Mickey Guyton. Here are 13 more things about her:
- After graduating high school, he moved from Texas to Los Angeles, California, USA to pursue a career in country music while studying business at Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California.
- She was inspired to pursue a singing career after she saw LeAnn Rimes sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the start of a Texas Rangers game in Arlington in 1992. She is 2 years younger than Rimes. As a singer, she is heavily influenced by Rimes’ album “Blue”, which was released on July 9, 1996.
- She made an appearance singing in the 2005 film “Underclassman,” which starred Nick Cannon.
- She auditioned for “American Idol” Season 8, which aired on Fox from January 13, 2009 to May 20, 2009. She was cut right before the live shows.
- In 2010, she and lawyer Grant Savoy started dating. They announced their engagement in November 2016 and got married in Kauai, Hawaii, USA in June 2017.
- In 2011, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, USA, successfully auditioned for Universal Music Group (UMG) Nashville chairman Mike Dungan and signed to UMG’s Capitol Records Nashville division.
- On January 1, 2014, Capitol Records Nashville released her first extended play, an acoustic album titled “Unbreakable.”
- Capitol Records Nashville released her debut single titled “Better Than You left Me” on January 12, 2015, which she co-wrote with Jennifer Hanson, Jen Schott and Nathan Chapman, and her self-titled second EP on May 26, 2015.
- She was nominated for New Female Vocalist of the Year at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, which was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on April 3, 2016. On June 3, 2016, Capitol Records Nashville released her single “Heartbreak Song“. She released her singles “Nice Things” and “Sister” in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
- She gave birth to her first child in August 2020 and her second child in February 2021.
- On September 11, 2020, Capitol Records Nashville released her third EP titled “Bridges“, which has three songs namely “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?“, “Black Like Me” and “Heaven Down Here“.
- She was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for “Black Like Me” at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, which was held in Los Angeles on March 14, 2021. She was nominated for New Female Artist of the Year at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards, which was held in Nashville on April 18, 2021. On September 24, 2021, Capitol Records Nashville released her debut studio album “Remember Her Name.” She was nominated for New Artist of the Year at the 55th Annual Country Music Association Awards, which was held in Nashville on November 10, 2021.
- She 38 years old when she performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl LVI on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California.