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Mackenzie's love affair with the fiddle began at a young age. That's when she realized when playing her violin, she found an emotional release that was unlike any other. Twenty years later, the self-described "quintessential music geek" is still going strong with her instrument, playing gigs and honing her craft whenever possible. Mackenzie has a glamorous stage presence all her own, but that doesn't mean she doesn't also know how to kick up her heels and have a good time. In fact, her tenure with the world-famous Saline Fiddler Philharmonic taught her that one of the most important accessories a performer can have is a smile.
Mackenzie has opened for a whole array of Nashville stars, including but not limited to Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, John Michael Montgomery, and Justin Moore. She's played at the White House twice, President George W. Bush's Inaugural ball, the Kennedy Center, and festivals too numerous to mention. On August 16, 2010, she was Nashville.com's Artist of the Week.
She is a proud graduate of Michigan State University and maintains a professional career in addition to her music. On the weekends, you can catch her playing with the Scott Thompson Band all over the Midwest.
Mackenzie ultimately dreams of following in the professional footsteps of her biggest musical inspiration, Alison Krauss. She lives in Rochester, MI with her beloved Shar Pei, Lou.