The artists were interviewed by Baylen Leonard earlier today on Country Hits Radio, with MacKenzie returning to the station from 4pm GMT today for a DJ set and live performance as part of their Live Weekenders series.
Feeling the magnetic pull of the past, Lynch is giving second life to a track first shared on his acclaimed TULLAHOMA album. Now teaming with a new country riser for the passionate power duet, heart-pounding hooks and memory-soaked vocals stir up nostalgic romance, as exes begin to reconnect: “Don’t be sorry for calling me up right outta the blue / I was just thinking ’bout you.”
Dialling up Porter to star in his “Thinking ‘Bout You” music video, the duet partners went live on Lynch’s YouTube and Instagram this afternoon (19/3) to chat with fans and count down to the anticipated YouTube premiere. Assuming the roles of a former couple reminiscing over the phone, the moody clip is all-too-relatable as snapshots of a long-gone relationship flash into view. Directed by Justin Nolan Key, the intimate conversation by-way-of the Lynch, Andy Albert, Hunter Phelps, and Will Weatherly-penned lyrics, ring straight to the heart of a broken connection.
“‘Momma’s House’ isn’t what it seems,” warns The Tennessean, as the Top 10-and-rising hit continues its blaze at US country radio, while his fourth studio album has already delivered back-to-back #1s: Platinum “Ridin’ Roads” and Gold “Good Girl” – both co-written by Lynch.
Singer-songwriter MacKenzie Porter is a rising Country talent whose sound knows no borders. Signed to Big Loud Records, Porter is surging now with 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 multiple Canadian Country Music Award nominations — 4X Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Fans’ Choice — as well as 2021 and 2015 JUNO Award nominations, both 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 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. 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 and Dallas Smith, and co-starred in the Netflix series, Travelers.