MacKenzie Porter
MacKenzie Porter

MacKenzie Porter

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.

  • HOMETOWN
    Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
  • BORN
    January 29, 1990

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