About MacKenzie Porter
Country singer MacKenzie Porter began playing the piano and violin at age four, and she performed in a family band that included her brother Kalan, the 2004 winner of Canadian Idol.
∙ Prior to launching a music career, she made her name as an actress—first in the 2007 children’s show Dinosapien, then with lead roles in Hell on Wheels and Travelers.
∙ Her self-titled 2014 debut, which featured the upbeat, pop-leaning breakout “Never Gonna Let You,” was nominated for a Country Album of the Year Juno Award.
∙ With the 2019 single “About You,” she became only the seventh woman in 25 years to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Canada Country chart.
∙ A remix sent “These Days” to the Top 40 of Canada’s Pop chart in 2020, making it the first Canadian country song since Shania Twain’s 1997 hit “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” to reach those heights.
∙ Though she hasn’t yet taken home a prize, the Canadian Country Music Association nominated her for its Rising Star Award in 2013 and for Female Artist of the Year four times since.
HOMETOWNMedicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
BORNJanuary 29, 1990