Emerging Indie Artist July 2019

Leah Daniels

Launched into the music scene after winning the 2013 Hamilton Music Awards Rise to Fame Competition, you can now find C To C Canadian Country Music Insider's July's featured "EMERGING INDIE ARTIST" Mackenzie Leigh Meyer all over Ontario performing at major festivals where she has shared bills with Canadian greats like James Barker Band, Doc Walker and Chad Brownlee Music. In the off season, you can also find her on regular rotation at the majority of southern Ontario’s A-list country music venues, including The Stampede Ranch, The Social Pub - Trenton, The Corral Oshawa and BIG TEXAS NIAGARA last year alone spending 336 hours performing over 75 gigs.

But Meyer is no stranger to the grind. In 2017 she graduated with honours the renowned Music Degree Program at Humber College where she studied voice and performance with some the top musicians in Canada. Amongst them, Rik Emmett of Triumph who commended Meyer on her "mature and disciplined" approach to songwriting.

With degree-intensive training under her belt, Mackenzie certainly made 2018 a major year. Kicking things 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 Festival and Hagersville Rocks, and landed herself the opening slot for Jess Moskaluke and label mates at the MDM Recordings Showcase during this year’s CCMA’s.

In May she released her debut EP Dive Bar Diva featuring 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's her songwriting that garnered Meyer a second ballot nomination for "Roots Artist of the Year" at the 2019 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards and continues to foreshadow a promising career for this up and comer. In April she won 2ND place at The Next Country Music Star in Bethany Ontario and is playing at Havelock Country Jamboree this August. We look forward to seeing her perform this month at BIG TEXAS NIAGARA & Hagersville Rocks. This wonderfully talented young woman has a huge career ahead of her in Canadian country music and C To C Canadian Country Music Insider is really enjoying the blossoming friendship we've developed with her this past year...this is just the beginning of something big Mackenzie Leigh Meyer!!