CMA Awards: Mickey Guyton ‘blown away’ by Grammy nominations

After losing out on the CMA Awards Female Vocalist of the Year last year, Mickey Guyton – the Nashville singer-songwriter behind the hits “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” and “Satisfied” – is pretty happy about her record-setting Grammy nominations.

FOX411: Congratulations on the Grammy nominations. How crazy is it that you’re up for three!

Mickey Guyton: I can’t believe it! I’m just so thankful that y’all all voted and I’m so thankful to be one of them.

FOX411: You’re up for three in all! What’s the first song you hear when you hear yourself on TV?

Guyton: I really, really didn’t hear myself on the radio. It was because they all had specific recordings. I was at Home Depot and I was working in my kitchen, and I was scrolling through and saw it and was like, “Oh. My. God. I’m nominated.” My friend had it up on YouTube, and I thought I was going to be really embarrassed and go, “Oh, no. I didn’t write that!” But I was so blown away. It’s unreal.

FOX411: Going into the CMA Awards last year, what were you expecting?

Guyton: [The sad part was] It was so hard to even have dreams. Because I thought I wouldn’t make it [to the CMA Awards]. The feelings of seeing one of your songs played in an arena was so heart-wrenching. I thought I’d already lost for ‘The Voice.’ I was super honored to get on the show. I sang [Sting’s] “Message in a Bottle” and it was just really, really beautiful.

FOX411: Did you think you would win an award?

Guyton: I didn’t think I would. I thought I could be nominated and be so excited for the country community because I always used to watch the show and I always thought it was so cool. So, I was like, “Gosh, I want to do that so bad!” Now, I’m lucky that I even got nominated. I’m just like, “Wow. How did I get here?”

FOX411: You have a new album coming out this month. How has songwriting changed for you?

Guyton: For me, it’s like stepping away and having some time off. I think you can look back and go, “That was so fun to listen to and that was so right. That was really what I wrote it as. And I just want to go back there and remember those days.” Sometimes, I just journal because sometimes, I will sit in the garage and a song will just take me there. That’s how I feel.

It’s not about sitting here and plotting the next four or five singles. It’s about just making sure my voice is as strong as it can be. And, then, it’s about the fun things too. You gotta play different songs. Even though they’re not new, they just have new meaning.

Guyton’s new album, called “Love Will,” is out on October 5th.

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