MacKenzie Porter’s magnetic energy is fully entrancing on her songs written with their captivating hooks. It’s not hard to imagine why she has had such great success in Canada, so it’s only a matter of time before the United States catches on to her allure.
I talked to Walker Hayes last week just a couple of days before he released his new EP, ‘Country Stuff,’ and the day after he had just performed his first show with a full band in over a year. We talked about finally releasing a new project after all this time, getting back to live shows, his new collaborations with Jake Owen, Carly Pearce, and Lori McKenna, and what he’s been up between songwriting and life over the last year.
In our interview, Jordan Davis and I talked about what inspired “Buy Dirt,” getting Luke Bryan on his song, how the past year gave him new perspective, writers’ retreats, John Prine’s influence on him, working with Julia Michaels and Hailey Whitters + more.