Mackynsie and Austin are the 2016 Oklahoma CMSA Youth Duo Entertainer of the Year, and the NACMAI 2017 National Traditional Country Youth Duo of the year.
The McKedys have been performers on the Nashville TV show Nashville Spotlight and have performed at the famous Roberts Western World on lower Broadway in Nashville, TN.
They were also showcase performers during the 2017 CMA Fan Fest Country Music week in Nashville, TN in June 2017.
Mackynsie is 14yrs old and is the 2017 Oklahoma CMSA 13 to 16 Female Vocalist of the Year in Bluegrass and Solo Instrumentalist of the Year. She started playing the fiddle and singing when she was 5yrs old and has recently begun playing guitar, mandolin and ukulele.
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. She 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 and with Benny Kubiak, who is known for playing with Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. Mackynsie has also been featured on Robert Huston’s Western Swing RULES YouTube Show.
Austin 11yrs old is the 2017 Oklahoma CMSA 10 to 12 Male Vocalist of the Year in Traditional Country.
Austin has never had a professional music lesson but he picks up on instruments naturally and plays the guitar, mandolin, harmonica, bass, and drums.
Austin also performs at festivals and events all over Oklahoma, including the Oklahoma Arts Festival, The Oklahoma State Fair, and
The Oklahoma Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. With his twangy vocals and his love of flashy show shirts and boots, he is often compared to Hank Williams.
The McKedys are the 2017 Oklahoma CMSA Mixed Ages Band of the Year in Traditional Country and will be competing for the National Title in March of 2018.
They are from McLoud, OK and are an acoustic family trio made up of Byron McKedy and his 14yr old daughter Mackynsie and 11yr old son Austin.
The McKedys put on an entertaining, family friendly country music show, with all of them on vocals, Byron on guitar, Mackynsie on fiddle and guitar and Austin on guitar, mandolin harmonica & bass.
They perform a nice mix of traditional country music and bluegrass.
Byron is a singer, songwriter and musician who has been performing at festivals, events and venues all over the united states for more than 25yrs and has been performing at events with his talented children in this trio group for several years.
Throughout his musical career Byron has shared the stage with and/or done pre shows for various artists including Wanda Jackson, Dierks Bently, Luke Bryan, Lorrie Morgan, Lady Antebellem and Gary P. Nunn.
“:I have the utmost admiration for these 2 young artists. It is not so easy to work as a trio never-mind a dual and I applaud you both for the commitment you have dedicated not only to yourselves, but all as a family unit providing great music around the USA. Listening to the songs from the tracks below, I instantly picked up on Austin’s twang which of course his way of vocalizing while singing, but I cannot find any fault in it other than to improve on his vocals as years go on and your choice of shirts is a statement that makes you who you are. I absolutely love the fiddle, and ms. Mackynsie you made me sit up and listen with admiration at how well you play the fiddle, this is a great feat you have accomplished and it will stay with you as long as you continue to grow musically and mature naturally. The common thing I am seeing is that both of these young artists are not afraid to pick up other instruments and add them to their Repertoire “~ Editor in Chief Randy Lockhart
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