Mackynsie McKedy is a 18yr old fiddle player and performer of traditional country music, Western Swing & Bluegrass. Mackynsie is the 2018 Nacmai National 13 to 16 Female Vocalist of the Year and Solo Instrumentalist of the Year in Bluegrass. She is also, along with her brother Austin, the Nacmai National 2017 Traditional Country Youth Duo of The Year. Mackynsie was also an Academy of Western Artists Young Artist of The Year Nominee and is a Josie Music Awards Nominee for Young Adult Female Vocalist, Artist of The Year & Musician of The Year.
She started playing the fiddle and singing when she was 5yrs old and also plays guitar, mandolin and ukelele. Mackynsie has studied at the prestigious Belmont University Strings Crossing Camp in Nashville, TN with top notch touring country fiddlers. Mackynsie performs regularly as a solo performer and also with her family trio The McKedys and with a full classic country band, Highway 9. Mackynsie has performed at festivals and events all over Oklahoma including the Oklahoma Rodeo Opry, The Oklahoma Arts Festival, the Oklahoma State Fair and the Oklahoma Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Mackynsie has also performed at Robert's Western World on lower Broadway in Nashville, TN and has performed at a music showcase during the CMA Music Fest in Tennessee. Mackynsie has shared the stage with country and bluegrass fiddler Jana Jae, who gained fame on the tv show Hee Haw as part of Buck Owens band. She has also shared the stage with world renowned fiddler Byron Berline as well as with Benny Kubiak, known for playing fiddle with Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Mackynsie has opened shows for grammy award winner Bobby Flores and country performer Johnny Rodriquez and has performed a show with Mason Ramsey.
Mackynsie has been featured in Extraordinary Kids Magazine, has been a featured artist on thestage.com and has appeared on the TV Show Nashville Spotlight and has also been featured on Robert Huston's Western Swing RULES You Tube show. Mackynsie is an accomplished fiddler and loves to perform.