Hailey Steele / Kevin Mac
September 24, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Hailey Steele was raised in a one-stoplight town in South Dakota. She started performing at an early age, sharing stages with country legends like Willie Nelson and Loretta Lynn all before the age of 15. As a child, she listened to everything from Patsy Cline and Patty Loveless to Def Leppard and The Eagles. Her melodies are strongly influenced by female country and pop music from the 90’s, and her lyrics tackle daily topics that every twenty-something girl deals with – love, heartbreak, happiness, reality, and wine. Steele moved to Nashville at 19 to pursue a serious music career and has never looked back. As an alum of NBC’s The Voice, she got to perform on the last season of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno with her duo The LiNE, and also befriended other songwriters on the show. As a result, Steele co-wrote Raelynn’s song “Boyfriend,” (Raelynn/Nicolle Galyon/ Steele) and “Small Town Soul” released by Gwen Sebastian. Hailey has been involved in the #LetTheGirlsPlay movement by Nashville’s Song Suffragettes, and co-wrote the single “Fight Like a Girl” for Kalie Shorr, the program’s pioneer artist. Steele’s first solo single, “Where I Thought I’d Be” was featured on CMT as part of the Artist Discovery Program. Steele has opened several shows for Kelsea Ballerini this year and is a member of the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame.
She will be releasing a record with her band, The LiNE, later this year.
Powering out of the coastline of Virginia Beach, Kevin MaC has stormed the music scene with his debut smash “#Winning.” Raised in King George, VA, MaC grew up playing bluegrass and cutting his teeth on legends like George Jones and Alan Jackson.
Right out of high school, Kevin was invited to bring his energetic and endearing personality to the airwaves at WFLS. His love of radio was trumped by his dreams of writing and playing music.
Driven by these dreams, MaC headed to college in Virginia Beach and immersed himself in the beach music culture.
MaC quickly grew as a writer, and his energetic live shows caught the eyes and ears of locals, visitors and radio programmers who took an interest in his diverse musical style. Soon he was invited to open for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry. He also drew introductions to the camps of Timbaland, Pharrell Williams and Teddy Riley who were always there to give him the tools to create his own genre-defying musical style.
MaC caught the attention of Dr. Luke on a bill with J-Cole, Ashanti and Juicy J – and signed a publishing deal with Luke’s Prescription Songs. He continued to tour across the country performing for an ever-growing fan base at festivals, theaters and colleges. In 2015, MaC crossed paths at another sold-out show with producer Keith Stegall (Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson) who was drawn to MaC’s insight, storytelling, flair, talent and fresh direction. Stegall and MaC established a quick friendship and partnership as Stegall signed MaC to his brand new label, Dreamlined Entertainment.
MaC’s debut EP “Six Pack” is in production now, with the debut single “#Winning” out now and it’s Troy Gleason (Pharrell, Missy Elliot, Sam Hunt) directed video imminent.