MacKenzie Porter Stacks A Pair Of Career Firsts This Week

Tune In: MacKenzie Porter Stacks A Pair Of Career Firsts This Week

Readying For Grand Ole Opry Debut This Friday (12 Nov)

Answering Dustin Lynch’s Call for ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tonight (9 Nov), Marking Her Late-Night TV Debut

NASHVILLE, TENN. (9 November, 2021) — Big Loud Records’ MacKenzie Porter is coming in hot by announcing a week full of career firsts. First up, the rising star will make her late-night television debut alongside Dustin Lynch performing their smash hit ‘Thinking ‘Bout You’ on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!  tonight (9 Nov) at 11:35 p.m./10:35 p.m. CT. This milestone comes as the two are quickly approaching Top 5 at Country radio.

Adding another checkmark on her bucket list, Porter is set to make her Grand Ole Opry debut this Friday (12 Nov). Keeping her set-list a surprise until the night of, fans will need to tune in to hear the songs Porter will play as she steps into the legendary circle for the first time.

With more new music on the horizon, Porter previously released ‘Unlonely Me,’ (watch music video HERE), plus one of her favourite tracks she’s written to date, ‘Heaven Heard Me’ (watch visualizer HERE(writers: Porter, Steven Lee Olsen, David Cohen). The heart-warmer was produced by Joey Moi and inspired by her husband, Jake Etheridge. The newlyweds were married during the pandemic (read more here:  PEOPLE).

Also this month, 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, on 29 November. Adding to the night, Porter will vie for FOUR awards: Entertainer of the YearFemale Artist of the YearPRS Guitars Video of the Year (‘Drinkin’ Songs’) and Fans’ Choice.


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 YearPRS 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.

(Credit: Chris Hornbuckle

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