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A songwriter like Mackenzie Johnson

Mackenzie Johnson is an acoustic-pop singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, PA. She became known for the acoustic covers and original songs she posted to her YouTube channel. To date, Mackenzie’s channel boasts over 630K subscribers and 70 million video views. Most recently, she’s taken her internet-savvy video creation skills to TikTok, garnering viral attention on several of her cleverly written, fan-driven “Random Word Songs.”

Born January 26, 1993, Mackenzie began teaching herself to play the guitar at the age of 15. Seeing the potential in not only herself but in utilising the internet to grow a platform for her music, she opened her YouTube channel in October 2010. Below is a video of Mackenzie covering “Shallow” from the 2018 hit film A Star Is Born.

TIn early 2021, she took her internet-savvy, video-creation skills to TikTok, where she would go on to showcase her impressive ability to pen clever and poignant original songs, often written using random words provided to her by fans. Several of Mackenzie’s “Random Word Songs” have garnered viral attention, which then ushered in a steady stream of thousands of new followers (140K to be exact).

Mackenzie is set to release a string of brand new singles produced by 10x Grammy-nominated mixing engineer and producer Joe Carrell, beginning on July 30th with the release of “Breakthrough.” Her sharp lyrical wit, punchy pop hooks, bright vocals, and originality shine through, much like many of the prolific pop artists of today by whom she is influenced. Artists like Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, Harry Styles, and Shawn Mendes.

If you’d like to see more from this incredibly talented guitarist and singer from America, subscribe to her YouTube channel or follow her Facebook page.