Big Loud Records’ MacKenzie Porter is proving why she’s “One To Watch” following a year of record breaking achievements in her native Canada, as she flips the script on what it means to be “The One” with a brand-new song available now on streaming platforms and digital retailers – listen here.
Written by Porter with Tom Douglas, Claire Douglas and Madison Kozak, “The One” is a deceptively clever title for a bittersweet ballad. The lilting melody and narrative lyrics walk listeners through an ex’s wedding day, where the old flame marries the person that came after the song’s narrator, and painfully depicts what it feels like to be “the one before the one.”
Surprising fans alongside the brand new Joey Moi-produced track today, Porter is closing out a career-launching chapter with ‘Drinkin’ Songs: The Collection’ – a 7-song assembly of her hits, that tell her story from beginning to now. With four co-writes on the collection, Porter’s “girl-next-door vocals cut like a blade while the distinct lift of her choruses comes direct from the Taylor Swift school of songwriting” (Billboard).
“The last two years have been a wild ride since I released ‘About You’ to the world,” shares Porter. “I can’t express to you guys how incredibly grateful I am for you sticking by me and helping me celebrate all of the successes (big and small)! So today, I am not only releasing one new song, called ‘The One,’ but, as a thank you — it felt like the right time to bring all my song babies into one home. So today, I’m happy to also release — Drinkin’ Songs – The Collection! It’s a love letter from me to you. Thank you for this amazing chapter, and I can’t wait to see you, play for you (and hug you!) in person soon!! Xoxo”
DRINKIN’ SONGS: THE COLLECTION TRACK LIST
1. “These Days” (MacKenzie Porter, Jordan Sapp, Parker Welling)#
2. “Drinkin’ Songs” (Lucas Nord, Griffen Palmer)^
3. “About You” (Sarah Buxton, Corey Crowder, Michael Hardy, Cameron Montgomery)~
4. “The One” (MacKenzie Porter, Tom Douglas, Claire Douglas, Madison Kozak)*
5. “Drive Thru” (Tommy English, Natalie Hemby, MacKenzie Porter)+
6. “Seeing Other People” (Jason Afable, Emily Falvey, Matt McGinn)*
7. “These Days (Remix)” (MacKenzie Porter, Jordan Sapp, Parker Welling)•
* Produced by Joey Moi
^ Produced by Joey Moi, Jacob Durrett
# Produced by Joey Moi, Dave Cohen
~ Produced by Joey Moi, Dave Cohen, Cameron Montgomery
Produced by Joey Moi, Dave Cohen, Hauf
+ Produced by Joey Moi, Dave Cohen, Ilya Toshinskiy
This year, Porter shattered records in Canada, achieving three back-to-back #1 singles on Canadian Country radio (“About You,” “These Days” and “Seeing Other People”), and following Shania Twain’s lead as the only other female in history to accomplish the feat. Additionally, “These Days (Remix)” hit Top 10 on all three Canadian Pop formats this summer and spent 4 weeks at #1 on the Billboard All-Format Canadian Top 50 chart.
Singer-songwriter MacKenzie Porter is a rising Country talent whose sound knows no borders. Signed to Big Loud Records, Porter is surging now with an arsenal of new music produced by Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen). 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 multiple Canadian Country Music Award nominations — 4X Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Fans’ Choice — as well as a previous JUNO Award nomination for Country Album of the Year. 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 female country artist — with “These Days (Remix).” She’s toured extensively on her own, sharing the stage with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Chris Lane, Blake Shelton and Dallas Smith, and also co-starred in the Netflix series, “Travelers.”