MacKenzie Porter Shares Her Favorite Songs In Exclusive Playlist Takeover

Like many of us, MacKenzie Porter turned to music to help get her through the ups and downs of 2020,…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 2, 2020


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MacKenzie Porter; Photo by Bree Marie Fish

Like many of us, MacKenzie Porter turned to music to help get her through the ups and downs of 2020, and now, she’s sharing some of her favorite tunes with fans via this exclusive Country Now playlist takeover.

Porter, who grew up on a cattle and bison ranch in Southern Alberta, Canada, hand-picked songs from country artists such as Kane Brown, Morgan Wallen and Ryan Hurd and also threw in a number of artists from outside the country genre, like Sam Smith, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes.

“Here is a list of some of my favorite songs recently,” Porter shares of her genre-bending playlist. “Being at home so much this year, I’ve listened to more music than ever before, and I’m so so so inspired by these songs and these artists!”

Check out MacKenzie Porter’s playlist below and be sure to subscribe to listen again and again!

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.