Hailing from the small town of Hull, GA, Mackenzie Carpenter is the spunky blonde girl-next-door that fell in love with music as a kid, writing alongside her brothers and singing in church. Years later, the outspoken singer-songwriter is breaking the mold for small-town women by writing and singing her truth, armed with the knowledge that everyone has a little bit of “hot mess” in them, no matter how shiny the book cover may seem. With an upbringing consisting of a rowdy support system, back porch hootenannies and juicy drama that feeds any plot, the affable and kind Carpenter also embraces the crazy and “tacky” aspects that make life more interesting. Fans are loving SiriusXM Highway find, “Can’t Nobody,” TikTok viral, “Huntin’ Season,” vulnerable “Jesus I’m Jealous” and her latest girl’s girl anthem, “Don’t Mess With Exes.” Now, Mackenzie is adding new tune “Throw You Back” to the mix on her self-titled debut EP, set to release on April 14th, putting her cheeky yet nuanced songwriting ability on full display across the five songs. Since signing her first record deal with The Valory Music Co. last year, Mackenzie is recognized in Country music as an artist to watch, being included in several spotlight programs including the CMT Next Women of Country class of 2023. Mackenzie recently wrapped Danielle Bradbery’s tour and is gearing up to hit the road again with Conner Smith, having already opened for Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Parker McCollum, Craig Campbell, and Ryan Hurd. This summer, she’ll take the stage at incredible events like CMA Fest, Country Thunder, Tortuga Music Festival, Stagecoach and is also scheduled to make her Grand Ole Opry debut in June.