67. MacKenzie Bourg’s Journey through Adversity, Grief & Healing Through Music

I am thrilled to have MacKenzie Bourg as our guest today. MacKenzie has carved out a unique path in the world of music. From being an aspiring athlete in Lafayette, Louisiana, to battling a life-threatening virus that triggered congestive heart failure, his journey has been anything but conventional.

In this episode, he illuminates how his inability to be physically active at a young age fueled his passion for music and led him to incredible opportunities. On NBC's The Voice and FOX's American Idol, he reached the Top 4 and garnered a loyal fanbase, the "MacPack." Bourg's latest accomplishment includes his 2023 single "sad on the weekend," released with PREACH Records, and the placement of "good day" in a national IKEA TV and radio campaign. 

MacKenzie discusses the mental health challenges he has faced; adjusting to life post The Voice and American Idol and opening up about the mindset shifts and personal growth he has experienced through his music career. MacKenzie also takes us on a heartfelt journey behind the creation of some of his most popular songs, including the touching connection between his grandmother and "Good Day,” which he also performs for us, live.

Despite his trials, MacKenzie is a shining example of resilience, reminding us all of the power of pursuing our passions in the face of adversity. Don't miss this uplifting and inspiring conversation with MacKenzie Bourg and watch out for his next album coming soon!

 

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