Armed with a unique blend of modern country, blues, Americana, and pop . . . singer-songwriter Linda Mckenzie is at her best when she is revealing her most intimate life experiences via lyrics and music. Born in New Orleans and spending part of her life in Montana before relocating to Nashville, Linda has proven that success in the music business can come in many forms. Not only has her voice been heard on national radio for companies like National Car Rentals and Sheridan Hotels, she is a founding member of the Colorado Songwriters Association, a staff writer for Addagirl Music (Nashville), former songwriter & demo singer for Nashville's "Southern Writers Group" (pitching music to artists like Randy Travis, Reba McIntyre and others), and received an artist production deal with Harold Shedd (producer of Alabama, Shania Twain, Toby Keith and others). In Linda's early arrival in Nashville, her music was produced by Jerry Carrigan, a Nashville Record Producer and famed drummer who was part of the original Muscle Shoals Rythm Section. Having a record producer who played with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Charlie Pride, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones, just to mention a few, can't hurt a girl's music tracks!
Linda's first album, entitled Along The Way, dropped in 2016 and features eleven tracks. One of them, "A Son With A Gun", is a heartfelt song Linda wrote about her son serving in the military. Other songs on the album explore themes and messages to which many can relate: finding silver linings in relationships gone badly, figuring out how many toads a girl needs to kiss before meeting the "one", and learning how to apologize when you know you are wrong. The CD was produced by Kenny Royster (who worked Luke Combs) at Direct Image Recording Studio in Nashville. Linda's Along The Way album is currently available for digital purchase on Linda's Website at www.LindaMckenzieMusic.com (under tab "My Music") and streams on music platforms worldwide (Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, Itunes and others).
Linda is as diverse off the stage as she is on it. A cancer survivor once given only 6 months to live, she now gives much of herself to helping others. She is known for supporting other musical artists by hosting house concerts to introduce those artists to potential new fan bases. As a former bed-and-breakfast owner in Lebanon, Tennessee, Linda has also hosted a cluster of indie artists, showcasing their talents in her 1831 pre-civil war era home . As a Realtor (by trade) Linda enjoys writing original material for varied businesses and non-profit organizations like "Habitat for Humanity", where she is an advocate. Travel? Yes, absolutely. Linda enjoys learning about travel destinations all over the world, and currently travels for music gigs and house concerts across the country.