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Who is Charles Esten? The Story Behind His Journey to Country Music

Who is Charles Esten? The singer-songwriter joined us to chat about his journey to country music. Get to know the rising star here…

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Charles Esten // Photo credit: Kristen Balanij

QUICK FACTS: 

Full Name – Charles Esten
Birthdate – 9/9
Hometown – Alexandria, Virginia
Current City – Nashville, Tennessee
Musical Influences – (please name 3-5). Waylon Jennings, Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles
New album – Love Ain’t Pretty

 

The Beginning:

Today’s spotlight artist is already a household name to many. Charles Esten is an incredible actor, singer, and songwriter. While Esten might be most known for his roles on hit shows, Nashville and Outer Banks, he is also a beloved member of the country music community. We chatted with Esten about his journey to where he is now, his new record, and everything in between.

Esten was born in Pennsylvania, but spent most of his formative years in Northern Virginia. He recalls even at a young age that music was an important part of his upbringing. “I remember my mom said I was sitting in the shopping cart singing Simon & Garfunkel at the top of my lungs,” he shared. Adding, “In those times, I can remember writing little [songs] and Little Rock songs, and my friends and I were huge Beatles fans.”

Throughout his childhood, Esten wrote songs and learned to play both guitar and piano. “In third grade, there was a contest to write a song using a Disney song, to change up the words, and I won that,” he shared. “I remember the feeling of having the whole school sing a song I wrote, and looking back, it was probably pretty life-changing.”

Esten found inspiration in many genres of music from rock to country to soul, and later in college, artists like U2 and Bruce Springsteen caught his attention too. “Country was having its moment, one of its many moments, when I was a kid, and then as I got older, my father got really heavily into Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson and a lot of other country. He and I would go on long roadtrips listen to this CD called ’50 Golden Years of Country Music,’ and it played all these hits from the really early past.”

The Turning Point:

Things started to turn for Esten in his college years. “During my second year of college, I met all the guys that would form my college band. […] That was a huge thing for me because I majored in economics, but what I really majored in was that band. I got to write songs and bring them to that basement and the band would bring them alive. We started touring and we did well enough that I stayed an extra year to continue the band.”

While his college band was a huge turning point for him, the other members all dispersed after college leaving Esten to figure out his next move. “After that year, I’m pretty much certain that if they wanted to stay in the band, we would have gone on, and that would have been my career […] I was on my own without a band, and at that time, Nashville wasn’t really an option or an idea then. I guess New York would have been possible, but I had no connections there at all, but I had a couple of friends that were acting in LA, so I thought I could try that, and maybe meet another band.”

Esten moved to L.A. to pursue acting, and almost immediately landed himself a role playing Buddy Holly on stage in London that combined his love for music with acting. “I did that for almost 2.5 years. And while I was there I got on this show called ‘Whose Line Was It Anyway,’ and part of my job was to improvise songs off the top of my head, so more of that music-making.”

All along, Esten was still writing music and playing guitar, and as he grew older, his music and his songwriting became more and more country. “Eventually, I started writing music with some Nashville songwriters. It was about 6 or 7 years after that happened, in a moment that I was certain I had waited too long and thought maybe I could be a songwriter […] but God had a trick up his sleeve and sent me a script called Nashville. This role and this character not only popped and came alive for so many people, but it reawakened the original dream of mine.”

Today:

Flash forward to today, Esten’s role as Deacon in Nashville allowed him to pursue his dream both as his character and as himself. Today, the singer-songwriter is releasing his own original music. After releasing a song a week for 54 weeks, Esten finally put together a brand-new project called, Love Ain’t Pretty filled with fourteen songs that the singer had a hand in penning.

“‘Deacon played the Bluebird before I did, but when I finally got to play it I’ll never forget sitting in the round with these other folks. Wouldn’t you know it the guy from Los Angeles, is playing the most country music here, so by the time I got here, my country music was sounding a little older country already,” he shared.

Love Ain’t Pretty is an incredible conglomerate of Esten’s musical taste and talent. Each song speaks to his originality and his authenticity as an artist and as a person. “That’s what is cool about this album to me because it encompasses all of it. It can rock, and it has all of the soulful blues that I love so much, but underneath it all is the country stories,” he shared. Adding, “One of the best examples of that is “When Love Ain’t Love,” which is literally three chords, and as much as I can do it, the truth in that song. That song is very sparse and very literal of how love falls apart and how strange and heartbreaking it is, but on top of it is, is this shimmery, beautiful pop thing that feels upbeat and lifting, and I love this contradiction of this sad country song buried in this beautiful dance beat.”

Esten may not be the artist that you see currently climbing the country charts, but he is an artist you should pay attention to. His music spans the country music fanbase, and is truly as good as it gets!

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Charles Esten’s music is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Chris Janson Lands Number One at Country Radio with “All I Need Is You”

Chris Janson lands the number one song on the country radio this week with “All I Need Is You.” Learn more about the accomplishment below.

While Chris Janson has had an illustrious career, it seems country radio is just catching up. The hitmaker officially has three number one songs at country radio to his name. This week, Janson has the number one song at country radio with the latest single off his album, The Outlaw Side Of Me, “All I Need Is You.”

“All I Need Is You” is a true love story about Janson’s wife. Written by the singer with Ashley Gorley, Brad Clawson and Mitch Oglesby, the song is a perfect representation of Janson’s talent, heart, and artistry.

“When that sun goes down at the end of the day // There’s just one thing I can’t lose // If you’re by my side I’m better than alright // Baby, all I need is you // I wanna take a trip in a Chevrolet // To a beach house down on 30A // Have the Gulf Of Mexico sittin’ right in my backyard // But as long as you’re right here in my arms”

Congrats to Janson and his team on the number one single! We are excited to see what song heads to country radio next.

Join our Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Chris Janson announcements and releases.

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“All I Need Is You” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music‘ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Dylan Marlowe Shares New Single “You Did It Too”

Dylan Marlowe shares a brand new single, “You Did It Too,” out now, February 2nd, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new track below.

Dylan Marlowe is one of the most exciting new singer-songwriters in country music right now. However, like many artists, he has faced some criticism with his music from some country outlets after releasing a collaboration called “Boys Back Home” with Dylan Scott. While we thought the song was a true anthem for the country lifestyle, one outlet did not agree. This led to Marlowe writing and releasing a new single called, “You Did It Too,” out today.

I wrote this song after ‘Boys Back Home’ came out in a pretty angry moment,” shared the singer in a recent press release. “Usually I don’t let internet hate get to me but something about the hate behind a song I wrote because of how and what I grew up doing hit me different. ‘You Did It Too’ is my response to that hate, and it’s the most honest song I’ve ever written. Every line is true to my life. I write and sing songs about the way of life I know, and you’d probably get it if you did it too.”

“You can’t talk no smack // Yeah, unless you came up something like that // You’d get it if you did it // If you grew up right there in it // But you didn’t, so what gives you // the right to // Talk all that trash about our side of these tracks // Yeah, my backroad come back is you // Yeah, you’d get it, if you did it too”

“You Did It Too” is a catchy and honest moment in Marlowe’s growing catalog. The song solidifies that he truly believes in everything he writes about, and that the experiences, no matter how cliche they may seem to some are actually real and authentic to his story. The new single is one of our favorites from the singer so far, and it will be fun to see how his catalog continues to grow in 2024.

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Dylan Marlowe shares new single, “You Did It Too,” out now on all streaming platforms.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Dylan Marlowe releases.

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“You Did It Too” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Blanco Brown Announces New Project + Drops New Single “Sunshine Shine”

Blanco Brown announces new project and drops brand new single, “Sunshine Shine,” out now, February 2nd on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new song here.

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, Blanco Brown is happiness in human form. Everything Brown touches makes you feel, which is a true mark of a superstar in the making. Today, the artist announces that his next project, Heartache & Lemonade will be released on April 5th. To celebrate the exciting news, Brown is sharing a brand new song to set the tone for the record. “Sunshine Shine” is out now.

“Sunshine Shine” is a true, feel-good anthem. The song features an incredible blend of catchy melodies, good vibes, and a fun sound that will keep fans listening again and again. Brown draws on his resilience and life experience to create his music, and “Sunshine Shine” fits the bill, while also introducing the project that is to come.

“I’ve now traveled the world, looked death in the eyes and somehow made it back alive. Bitter moments never lasted, sweeter moments brought me back to purpose…Heartache and Lemonade” brings about a new chapter. Try turning some of your worst moments into a smile every once in a while,” shared the singer in a recent press release. Stay tuned for the project, and make sure to add “Sunshine Shine” to your music library ASAP!

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Blanco Brown shares new song, “Sunshine Shine,” off forthcoming new project.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Blanco Brown releases.

To keep up with Blanco Brown, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Sunshine Shine” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Chris Stapleton Goes Number One at Country Radio with “White Horse”

Chris Stapleton lands the number one song on the country music charts this week with “White Horse.” Learn more below about the accomplishment below.

We love seeing country radio finally embrace Chris Stapleton and his incredible music. While he should arguably have many more hits to his name, the singer-songwriter just earned his fourth number one at country radio with this single, “White Horse.”

Stapleton’s previous singles “Broken Halos”, “Starting Over,” and “You Should Probably Leave” also found their way to the top spot. As a promotional song, a crowd-favorite, “Tennessee Whiskey,” also went number one back in 2015. “White Horse” is a perfect example of the type of talent Stapleton has. The song is a love-song at its core.

“This love is gettin’ kind of dangerous // Feels like it’s a loaded gun // My-my, it’s turning like a cloud of dust // My heart always wants to run // Oh, oh, oh-oh // If you want a cowboy on a white horse // Ridin’ off into the sunset // If that’s the kind of love you wanna wait for // Hold on tight, girl, I ain’t there yet // No, I ain’t there yet // No, I ain’t there yet // White horse”

Congrats to Stapleton and his team on the number one single! We are excited to see what song heads to country radio next.

Join our Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Chris Stapleton announcements and releases.

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“White Horse” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music‘ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Conner Smith: ‘Smoky Mountains’ – Debut Album Review

Conner Smith releases his debut album, Smoky Mountains, out now, January 26th on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new project here.

With a soulful voice and storytelling prowess far beyond his 23 years, Conner Smith’s debut album, Smoky Mountains, is sure to propel him to superstardom. With a mountain-infused type of 90’s-leaning modern country that pairs his old-soul drawl with a new-school lyrical breadth, Smith crafted his Valory Music debut alongside Nashville hitmakers like Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd, Jessi Alexander, Devin Dawson, and more.

As a songwriter for over fifteen years, the Nashville native admits that every year of his life truly contributed to this record. “It very much took 23 years to make these 12 songs,” Smith says. “I felt like I found my own lane I was able to drive down, and I’m really proud of what it has become. There’s not a wasted second on the record – every song matters. And I think it really shows all the different things that make me ‘me’ – as a songwriter, a vocalist and as a performer.” 

The album opens with the groove-laden titular track, as he opens the album growling, “Sing me a song of the smoky mountains and I’ll be home by the sun.” Here, he sets the tone for the project with a bluesy and gritty intro that’s ripe with fiddle and steel before leading directly into his breakout moment, “Creek Will Rise.” On the song, he combines bluegrass-tinged instrumentation with an uber catchy melody that’s rapidly climbing the charts. “With respect to true-hearted bluegrass fans, that sound really inspired me in this season of my artistry,” he explains of the tune. “I’ve been trying to discover what I wanted to say for the last five years since I signed a record deal, and now that I’m able to present that with this album. It might surprise some people on where it landed.”

For Smith, who co-wrote all but one of the album’s twelve tracks, the viral “I Hate Alabama,” his debut collection represents a labor of love. The tracks reflect that love, weaving its way in different forms through tracks like the “will they or won’t they?” “Roulette on the Heart,” the flirty “Trouble,” and  the ode to small town upbringing in the form of “Boots in the Bleachers.” Smith is also introspective on his desire to be more than a one night stand on “Regret in the Morning,” while he’s celebrating enjoying the simpler things on “Take It Slow.”

Smith enlists rising star Hailey Whitters to join him on “Roulette On The Heart,” a ballad about the push and pull of a possible relationship. “I wanted to keep the magic of that song intact,” He shares of enlisting Whitters. “And I love where it landed.” “Are you gonna break me? Are you gonna save me?” They sing over the simple and sparse instrumentation. “Every night with you is a shot in the dark… Holding somebody shouldn’t be this hard.”

“Meanwhile in Carolina” is another clear standout, beautifully telling the tale of two people living concurrent lives, unaware that fate will eventually bring them together. Inspired by Smith’s relationship with his now fiance, the song tells the story of their lives until they found each other, wondering if their other halves were out there. “You always imagine that person, you always think about ’em, wonder where they are, wonder what they’re doing,” he shares. “I was so proud of that song after we wrote it, because I knew it was one that mattered – it was a song that meant something.”

Another clear stand out is “Heatin’ Up,” which is a punchy and driving single-ready uptempo that is sure to set live shows ablaze. Here, Smith singsongs over the catch chorus that “Everything about this love is heatin’ up.”

Likewise, “I Hate Alabama” is sure to be a crowd pleaser, initially going viral on TikTok and launching Smith to his record deal. It’s a clever twist on regional dislike, as the Nashville native muses over his disdain for the “Roll Tide” state.

“I hate Alabama // I hate Crimson Red // And I hate how they yell “Roll Tide” // When I got a Braves hat on my head // And I love Lynyrd Skynyrd // But Lord I hate Sweet Home,” He sings. “’Cause when I hear it all I see Is a girl with houndstooth on // In the stands in Tuscaloosa // Might’ve lost by 22 // But I hate Alabama // ‘Cause that’s where I lost you.”

The album concludes with the stirring “God Moments,” which finds the singer-songwriter reflecting on the ways in which “God works in mysterious ways.” It’s akin in many ways to “Unanswered Prayers,” finding Smith accepting that there’s a bigger plan at work in his life than he could even imagine or understand.

On Smoky Mountains, Conner Smith establishes himself as a force to be reckoned with in the genre. With his husky growl and introspective lyrics, the debut is only the beginning of things “Heatin’ Up” for the singer-songwriter.

Smoky Mountains Tracklist:

  1. Smoky Mountains | Conner Smith, Zach Crowell
  2. Creek Will Rise | Conner Smith, Chris LaCorte, Chase McGill, Parker Welling
  3. Roulette On The Heart (featuring Hailey Whitters) | Conner Smith, Jessi Alexander, Chase McGill, Mark Trussell
  4. Heatin’ Up | Conner Smith, Chase McGill, Daniel Ross
  5. Baby, I | Conner Smith, Devin Dawson, Mark Trussell, Parker Welling
  6. Meanwhile In Carolina | Conner Smith, Blake Pendergrass
  7. Boots In The Bleachers | Conner Smith, Ben Hayslip, Jordan Walker
  8. Take It Slow | Conner Smith, Ryan Hurd, Mark Trussell
  9. Trouble | Conner Smith, Zach Crowell, Jerry Flowers, Chase McGill, Mark Trussell
  10. I Hate Alabama | Nick Columbia, Drew Green, Hunter Phelps, Lee Starr
  11. Regret In The Morning | Conner Smith, Hunter Phelps, Daniel Ross
  12. God Moments | Conner Smith, Zach Crowell, Devin Dawson, Blake Pendergrass

Country Swag Picks:

  1. Meanwhile in Carolina
  2. Heatin’ Up
  3. Creek Will Rise
  4. Smoky Mountains
  5. I Hate Alabama
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Conner Smith shares his debut album, ‘Smoky Mountains,” out now on all streaming platforms.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Conner Smith releases.

For tour dates and more, visit the singer-songwriter’s website here. 

To keep up with Conner Smith, follow him on Instagram, TwitterTikTok, and Facebook.

Smoky Mountains is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Charles Esten: ‘Love Ain’t Pretty’ – Debut Album Review

Charles Esten releases his debut album, Love Ain’t Pretty, out now, January 26th on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new project here.

American actor, singer, and songwriter, Charles Esten cultivated an incredible fanbase, when he played Deacon Claybourne on CMT’s ‘Nashville’ and as Ward Cameron on Netflix’s ‘Outer Banks.’ Now, the singer-songwriter is ready to share his other passion with the world, music. Today, Esten releases his debut album, Love Ain’t Pretty.

With fourteen songs that speak to Esten’s talent as both a singer and as a songwriter, Love Ain’t Pretty boast songs for all different types of country music lovers. Esten leant his songwriting prowess to each and every song off the impressive record. The album kicks off with the title track, a song that fans will surely love.

Next up, “A Little Right Now” and “One Good Move” take the listener on an emotional journey. The former track speaks to a wayward path, while “One Good Move” allows the listener to have an inside look into the past and now the present, which is much brighter. On songs like “I Ain’t” and “Make You Happy,” Esten shows off his traditional-country and more funky sounds, as well as, a more fun approach to music. Both songs make you want to dance and be in love without being too on the nose. Another standout moment comes later in the track list with a song called, “Maybe I’m Alright.” On the song, Esten finds peace in expression throughout the touching and relatable song.

Love Ain’t Pretty is an album that is blessed with both quiet moments of stardom and more fun-loving tunes. Esten does a great job showcasing all different sides of his musical ability and his journey thus far. The debut album is one to listen to!

Love Ain’t Pretty Tracklist:

  1. Love Ain’t Pretty (Charles Esten, Marshall Altman, Jimmy Yeary)
  2. A Little Right Now (Charles Esten, Jacob Lyda, Brian Maher)
  3. One Good Move (Charles Esten, Sam Backoff, Zarni deVette, Elise Hayes)
  4. In a Bar Somewhere (Charles Esten, Jason Gantt, Neil Medley)
  5. I Ain’t (Charles Esten, Brad Crisler, James LeBlanc)
  6. Another Song About You (Charles Esten, Colin Elmore)
  7. When Love Ain’t Love (Charles Esten, Jeffrey East)
  8. Candlelight (Charles Esten, Kenny Alphin, Eric Paslay)
  9. Back in My Life Again (Charles Esten, Marcus Hummon, Bryan Todd)
  10. Make You Happy (Charles Esten, Gary Burr, Jon D’Agostino)
  11. Willing to Try (Charles Esten, Gary Burr)
  12. Maybe I’m Alright (Charles Esten, Leslie Satcher)
  13. Down the Road (feat. Eric Paslay) (Charles Esten, Eric Paslay, Dylan Altman)
  14. Somewhere in the Sunshine (Charles Esten, Jon Nite)

Country Swag Picks:

  1. “Maybe I”m Alright”
  2. “Love Ain’t Pretty”
  3. “One Good Move”
  4. “Make You Happy”
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Charles Esten shares debut album, ‘Love Ain’t Pretty,’ out now on all streaming platforms.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Charles Esten releases.

To keep up with Charles Esten, follow him on Instagram, TwitterTikTok, and Facebook.

Love Ain’t Pretty is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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MacKenzie Porter Shares 4 New Songs Ahead of Debut Album

MacKenzie Porter shares 4 brand new songs including, “Easy To Miss” and “Young At Heart,” ahead of upcoming debut album. Listen to the new tracks below.

Canadian-country star, MacKenzie Porter is primed to have a huge year in 2024. The Big Loud Records recording artist just announced the release date for her debut album, Nobody’s Born With A Broken Heart, out April 26th. To celebrate the news, the songstress is giving fans a sneak peak of what’s to come on the project, releasing four brand new songs.

The first of the sampler project is a song called “Easy To Miss.” The mid-tempo song is easily digestible and catchy, even after just one listen. While the story behind the song is about missing someone you are no longer with, the juxtaposition between the story-telling and the dynamics of the song make the song interesting and fun to listen to

“Well it’s hard waking up in the morning // And it’s hard getting sleep at night // And it’s hard when I’m reeling, staring at the ceiling with you on my mind // And it’s hard holding onto nothing with my arms round the emptiness // But it’s harder to let go // Why you gotta be so easy to miss?”

Next up, “Pay Me Back In Change,” written by Emma Klein continues the story of heartbreak in a new perspective. Porter’s vocals are beautiful, as she conveys the quiet lyrics in a perfectly effortless way. The song portrays the cracks in a relationship, where the protagonist asks their lover to change, rather than to keep putting a bandaid on the parts that need fixing.

Porter continues the beautiful story-telling on the upcoming title track. Written by Porter with Luke Niccoli, Lydia Vaughan, and Parker Welling, “Nobody’s Born With A Broken Heart” is a standout. Throughout the song, Porter shares the experiences she has been through, candidly expressing heartbreak in both an honest and vulnerable way.

“Daddy yells // Mommas eyes love like the summer rain // Old enough to know what’s going on // To young to drive away // I learned the hard way that growing up is hard // “Cause nobody’s born with a broken heart // Love’s a blade and God it’s a sharp // Smooth as steel but leaves a mark // Proof of life is dying with scars // ‘Cause nobody’s born with a broken heart // Yeah nobody’s born with a broken heart”

Rounding out the four-song release, Porter shares a song called, “Young At Heart.” Much like the previous singles, the single expresses honesty and storytelling in the most beautiful of ways. Throughout the song, Porter shares about healing, heartbreak, and everything in between.

Overall, the four-song teaser is a perfect introduction into Porter’s incredible talent. She has a knack for bringing stories and emotions to life through music. Stay tuned for the full album release, coming this April!

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MacKenzie Porter shares 4 brand new songs, out now on all streaming platforms.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future MacKenzie Porter releases.

To keep up with MacKenzie Porter, follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

MacKenzie Porter’s new songs are now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.