MACKENZIE LEIGH MEYER
Origin: Hamilton, ON
Years Active: 2011-Present
Launched into the music scene after winning the 2013 Hamilton Music Awards Rising Star Competition, the now 24 year old has can be found all over Ontario performing at major festivals and calling “home” to many of southern Ontario’s A-list country music venues. Last year alone she spent 336 hours performing over 75 gigs.
2018 was certainly a major year for Mackenzie. Kicking it off opening for Shae Dupuy on her “Let the Good Times Roll” Tour, Meyer spent the summer gracing the stage at major country festivals like Mississauga Waterfront and Hagersville Rocks, which landed her an opening slot for Jess Moskaluke and Charlie Major during this year’s CCMA’s.
Her debut EP Dive Bar Diva which she released in May features renowned producer Ken Scott (David Bowie) who commented “watch out Carrie Underwood” after producing her single “Should Have Known”. The “country-tinged” EP's flaunts all of the diverse and dynamic sides that comprise Mackenzie. It soars through the many sub-genres of modern country music; ranging all the way from the vulnerable-americana "Your Company" to her confident, attitude-riddled-blues "Hope You're Lonely", and rounds off with her poignant, emotional ballad "More than a Memory". Songwriting that instructor Rik Emmet (Triumph) commended Meyer for "maturity and discipline".
Debut single to radio set to release Winter 2020!
Debut EP "Dive Bar Diva" OUT NOW!
1. Hope You're Lonely
2. Your Company
3. Should Have Known
4. More than a Memory
Full gig list HERE
Country Wild 2019
Hagersville Rocks 2019
Havelock Jamboree 2019
- 2019 C.M.A.O (Country Music Association of Ontario) "Roots Artist of the Year" Nominee
- 2019 Chevy Music Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase Top 7 Artist
- 2019 1ST runner up in The Next Country Music Star
- 2019 1ST runner up in Lucknow's Music in the Fields Emerging Artist Contest