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MacKenzie Porter Makes Her Solo TV Debut on The Kelly Clarkson Show

Surrounded by flowers and plants and backed by a six-piece band, the Canadian country rising star performed the ballad 'Pay Me Back In Change' from her new sophomore album, 'Nobody's Born With a Broken Heart.'

MacKenzie Porter

MacKenzie Porter

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Canadian singer MacKenzie Porter made her solo TV debut this week, bringing Albertan country music to The Kelly Clarkson Show. (She previously duetted as a featured artist with Dustin Lynch onGood Morning America.)

The rising star performed the broken-hearted ballad "Pay Me Back In Change" in a lush gazebo setting, surrounded by plants and flowers, as well as a six-piece band. The performance shows off her pristine voice, as Porter urges a lover to make good on his debts. "I'm so damn broke on love / you better cough it up," Porter sings, accompanied by a tasteful countermelody on the violin.


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The song comes from Porter's brand new sophomore record, Nobody's Born With a Broken Heart, her first full-length release on American country label Big Loud. Porter is the first woman this century to have six No. 1 songs on Canadian country radio, and in 2022 she had a major U.S. hit with Dustin Lynch duet Thinking 'Bout You," which went to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. This fall, she'll co-host the 2024 CCMAs in Edmonton alongside American star Thomas Rhett.

As country music continues to gain popularity in both Canada and the U.S., Porter could be a contender for crossover stardom.

Watch "Pay Me Back In Change" below.

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