Maren Morris says miscommunication led to Mickey Guyton’s absence in The Highwomen video

ABC/Image Group LAMaren Morris says a "giant miscommunication" is the reason that Mickey Guyton was not in the video for their song, "Redesigning Women." 

Last week, Mickey wrote a candid letter published in Billboard that shared her perspective as a black woman working in country music, as well as what the industry can do to provide opportunity for people of color.

Mickey also revealed in the letter that she had been invited to participate in a "female empowerment music video," but when she arrived at the airport to fly from Los Angeles to Nashville for the shoot, the appointment had been mysteriously deleted from her itinerary.

Though Mickey didn't disclose which music video it was, a fan on Twitter shared screenshots from The Highwomen's video shoot for "Redesigning Women," which features several female country artists alongside Highwomen members Maren, Brandi CarlileAmanda Shires and Natalie Hemby, and asked Maren to clarify. 

Maren replied that this was the video shoot Mickey was referring to and claims a miscommunication error was the reason for Mickey's absence.

"We were notified of this yesterday + were completely mortified that such a giant miscommunication occurred under our watch at the shoot that day & have each reached out to Mickey privately with the utmost respect & apologies," Maren explains in a message posted last week. "It shouldn’t have happened & isn’t what we stand for."

Though Mickey hasn't made a direct response to Maren's explanation, she did send a thankful tweetback to the "Girl" singer after she tweeted in support of her new song, "Black Like Me."

By Cillea Houghton
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Old Dominion teases breezy new “Everything to Lose,” due out Friday

Old Dominion teases breezy new “Everything to Lose,” due out FridayABC/Image Group LAOld Dominion are gearing up to share more new music, and from the snippet they posted to social media this week, the next song they’ve got coming is a flirty, tropical summertime anthem.

“This is one y’all haven’t ever heard yet,” the group revealed on social media, posting a 30-second clip of their new song along with a portion of the lyrics. Called “Everything to Lose,” the tune focuses on the early stages of a new relationship.

“Everything that you do is driving me crazy / Dancing and singing along and it’s catching my ear, catching my eye,” the song begins. “Think that it’s been long enough, girl, you know I ain’t playing / So let’s blow this popsicle stand, girl, and kiss it goodbye...”

“Everything to Lose” will be the first taste of previously unheard music from Old Dominion since May, when they dropped three older songs that they’d written for previous projects but that didn’t make the cut.

The band released their self-titled third album in October of last year. That project includes hits like “Make it Sweet” and “One Man Band.”

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This is one y'all haven't ever heard yet. #everythingtolose is out tonight. #previouslyunreleased

— Old Dominion (@OldDominion) July 2, 2020