MusicRowPics: Makenna & Brock

Makenna & Brock perform for MusicRow staffers.

Makenna & Brock perform for MusicRow staffers.

Makenna Sullinger and Brock Wade, better known as country duo Makenna & Brock, first caught the attention of America when they auditioned for The X Factor in 2011. On the strength of their duet on Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather,” the couple passed the audition, ultimately charming viewers with their harmonies and charisma to make it to the Top 12.

They first met in 2007 while performing at a Children’s Miracle Network benefit show. Since their X Factor appearance, the duo has been strengthening their songwriting and live show through numerous live shows and co-writes, and the career guidance of Clif Doyal Agency’s Clif Doyal.

Makenna & Brock visited the MusicRow offices this week to perform the current single, “Burnin’ The Night Down,” which they co-wrote six months ago. The track was produced by Paul Carabello and Doyal.

“There aren’t really a lot of songs on country radio that talk about moving on when a relationship ends,” states Makenna. “They are usually more from the stand-point of one person in the relationship wanting the other one back. Brock and I wanted to write a song that says that they can move on – and everything will be OK. Life goes on and it’s OK to not feel sad about breaking away from a bad relationship,” she says.

Brock adds, “We watch so much drama on Facebook about relationships falling apart and we wanted to let them know that sometimes it’s better if you just say ‘enough is enough’ and move on.”

They also offered original songs “The Keith Whitley Song” and “Drive.”

Makenna & Brock with MusicRow staffers.

Makenna & Brock with MusicRow staffers.


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