Born in the small village of Wabamun, Alberta, Canada, Mandy McMillan has never known a moment when performing wasn’t her destined path and or when musical storytelling wasn’t her chosen language. With a diverse musical personality that organically mixes a country core with a contagious pop energy, Mandy’s open heart and love for people lights up her lyrics and live shows, allowing her to effortlessly form lasting connections with fans on stage or off.
Mandy was all of five years old when she began her journey into music and started performing at Christmas concerts with her younger siblings. Her passion for singing found its muse when she was asked to sing the Canadian national anthem at the local rodeo in her hometown. In high school, she started her own rock band, which developed her chops as a musician and led to singing competitions across Canada.
The stars aligned for Mandy when she shifted towards country music as a solo artist. In 2008, she won a Country Music Television Canada singing competition by singing “When You Say Nothing At All” by Alison Krauss. This achievement prompted her to follow her ultimate dream by moving to Nashville. In Music City, her career as an artist has propelled her to new heights that have included a self-titled album in 2014, an opportunity to open for Trisha Yearwood, and a performance alongside Kenny Chesney at the 2014 CMA Awards.
After playing showcases at the Calgary Stampede and Canadian Country Music Week in 2018, Mandy released the empowering anthem “Chasin’ The Ace” to digital platforms in October of 2018, following it up with an appropriately high-energy music video in the spring of 2019. Co-written with Lynn Tessari, the song made the Top 10 in “Play for Publisher” event in Nashville presented by ole. Mandy will follow this up with a full-length album due in the summer of 2019.
A carefree, vegan-loving spirit with a gift for expressing life’s most honest moments through music, Mandy McMillan is the embodiment of hard work, dedication, and pure talent.