Big Loud Records’ MacKenzie Porter continues to awe with last week’s list of dream firsts, wrapping with her debut at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday, November 12. Stepping into the famed circle, Porter started with her upbeat fan-favorite “These Days” followed by the premiere of her unreleased song “Pickup.” The brand new track is out this Friday (11/19) and is available now for pre-save/pre-add here. Porter then surprised the crowd during Dustin Lynch‘s set to perform their on-fire, Top 5 single at Country radio, “Thinking ‘Bout You.”
Porter wowed the crowd with her stunningly classic style, flaunting a little black David Koma dress, blush pink Steve Madden pumps, rhinestone tights by Wolford x Amina Mauddi accompanied by a studded headband by Jennifer Behr.
Earlier that week, Porter made her late-night TV debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! where she also performed the soaring hit with Lynch. Watch the performance here.
On November 29, Porter and Lynch are expected to make the first Canadian broadcast performance of their power duet at the 2021 CCMA Awards live from Budweiser Gardens in London, ON. Adding to the night, Porter will vie for FOUR awards: Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, PRS Guitars Video of the Year (“Drinkin’ Songs”) and Fans’ Choice.
ABOUT MACKENZIE PORTER: Singer-songwriter MacKenzie Porter is a rising Country talent whose sound knows no borders. Signed to Big Loud Records, Porter is surging now with headline-making “Thinking ‘Bout You” collaboration with Dustin Lynch at Country radio, plus her own DRINKIN’ SONGS: THE COLLECTION – an arsenal of two years’ worth of new music produced by Joey Moi. Since moving to Nashville in 2014 from her native Canada, she’s developed a radiant Country style which threads the needle between traditional heart and modern energy, often collaborating with songwriting mainstays like Nicolle Galyon, Craig Wiseman, Natalie Hemby, and Tommy English. Her “mesmerizing vocals and hook-driven songs” (Billboard) have sparked a list of headline-worthy accolades, including Porter’s four hard-earned 2021 CCMA Awards nominations: Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, PRS Guitars Video of the Year (“Drinkin’ Songs”) and Fans’ Choice. Porter was also nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2021 JUNO Awards. Making her mark, Porter became the first female artist to have three back-to-back #1 singles at Canadian Country radio in 22 years with “About You,” “These Days” and “Seeing Other People” in early 2020, following Shania Twain in 1998. Porter also earned her first crossover Top 10 at Canadian Pop radio – a first since 2003 for a Canadian Country artist – with “These Days (Remix),” and joined CMT’s elite sisterhood of tastemakers and trailblazers as one of their Next Women of Country class of 2021. Her most recent releases “Unlonely Me” and “Heaven Heard Me” are out now. The Pandora 2021 Country Artist to Watch has toured extensively on her own, also sharing stages with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Chris Lane, Blake Shelton, Dallas Smith, and currently Jordan Davis and co-starred in the Netflix series, Travelers.
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