99.5 WYCD presents Mac Watts - the Road to Stars & Strings — at Single Barrel Social. Doors open at 5 p.m.; music begins at 6.
Single Barrel Social will be giving tickets away to Stars and Strings, presented RamTrucks built to serve, the night of Mac Watt’s performance. Three winners will be announced live from the stage during his performance. Enter to win tickets Stars and Strings on Nov. 6 at the Fox Theatre by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.. Local favs The Detroit Drive kicks it off at 6 p.m.
Nashville recording artist Mac Watts is a rising star in modern country music. Mac grew up just north of Detroit, aspiring to play collegiate ice hockey but always had a love for music. When he decided to hang up the skates, he taught himself how to play the guitar, write songs and sing. Mac claims he grew up on Motown, country, and Irish drinking songs. His big influences though today are the sounds of Eric Church, Kip Moore, Kid Rock to name a few.
He then realized he'd found his passion and picked up a few gigs at local bars in the Metro Detroit area. Since a rolling stone gathers no moss, Mac moved to south Florida to complete his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and supported himself with a full time job and weekly night gigs. He performed in an acoustic duo with another local musician, John Patterson, and later was asked to be the lead singer in a band called Shotgun 40. Both offered a variety of steady gigs to support himself while finishing college.
After graduation in December, the rolling stone found himself on the road to Music City to pursue a career in country music as an artist in Nashville, Tenn. Since his arrival in February 2017, he has some impressive accomplishments. He released his first single, “Ain't Through Loving You” and launched an EP, Dynamite, which can be found on all music platforms.
He was the Regional Finals Winner for the Nash Next America's Talent Search Contest in 2018. He and his band have opened for big names such as: Phil Vassar, A Thousand Horses, Haley and Michaels, Austin Burke, Scotty McCreery to name a few. He recently was selected to perform at the WYCD Hoedown Music Festival at the DTE Energy Music Theatre.
Earlier this year, Mac released two singles, Coming Home and The Real Thing. He is currently working on a few new tracks will be releasing a new single soon!