MacKenzie Porter’s career straddles both filmmaking and that of a singer/songwriter on the rise. The actress was in various TV movies – Seattle Superstar, Guess Who’s Coming to Christmas, All Fair in Love and Advertising and a favourite around this house – Hell on Wheels filmed in Alberta, starring actors Anson Mount and spoken word artist Common. Porter began her solo artist career in 2010 and in 2012 her single I Wish I’d Known won her a Nashville North competition.
She recently released a new single Unlonely Me which was followed by the release of a new collaborative project with global pop star Virginia To Vegas, one already climbing the charts.
She was the #1 most played country artist of 2020 in Canada and the #5 most played Canadian artists, all genres.
She was the first female in 22 years to score three consecutive country #1s and first Canadian to score a Top 10 crossover debut (These Days (Remix)) since Shania Twain
And she was the #1 most played artist on the All Format Billboard Canadian Top 50 for four consecutive weeks (Summer 2020)
So far this year MacKenzie has been nominated for a 2020 Juno Award (Country Album of the Year), released a duet with Dustin Lynch (which is currently racing into the Top 20 in the US) and an Amazon Original, earned her first #1 in Australia (These Days), and is currently on tour stateside with Jordan Davis.
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