Mackenzie Carpenter has signed with The Valory Music Co. Her new single “Can’t Nobody” will be available on all streaming platforms this Friday (May 20).
The 22-year-old Georgia native attended Belmont University, and while there immersed herself in the Nashville songwriting community, which led to her co-writing Lily Rose’s breakthrough “Villain.” On the road Carpenter has opened for Parker McCollum, Craig Campbell, Ryan Hurd, and fellow The Valory Music Co. labelmate Conner Smith, among others.
“In today’s world,” Big Machine Label Group Chairman, CEO and Founder Scott Borchetta says, “it is extremely rare to find a voice–as a songwriter or a vocalist–that is truly unique. Not only is Mackenzie both a completely original writer, capturing the experience of being a young woman from an authentic place, her voice is immediately recognizable. But even more uncommon is the mystery around her: where everyone is everything on social media, Mackenzie was a mystery who required actual seeking out. We are so proud to welcome her into the BMLG family.”
“I’ve always been all about the music and writing,” Carpenter adds. “My dad told me if I was going to do this, I needed to write the songs before anything else could happen. So, I’ve been really focused on that, on trying to be the most true I could be to who I am…Scott, Allison [Jones], George [Briner] and the team at BMLG really got to know me, so they understand my vision. Partnering with them is more than a dream come true.”
Carpenter joins the Valory roster that includes Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Lady A, Carly Pearce, Sheryl Crow, Brantley Gilbert and Brett Young.