Country music singer-songwriter Makenzie Phipps was surprised over the weekend at The Southern Women in Film & Television Summit’s Women of True Grit Faith and Film Breakfast with the first ever “Rising Star” award, presented by author, Edie Hand.
“This summit is a collaborative experience with voices of women of true grit from award-winning entrepreneurs, music, producers, and writers and we celebrate outstanding women through the Alice Awards. This has been empowering for all who attended. We have never surprised an artist with an award, so it was extra special to present our first-ever ALICE “Rising Star” Award to Makenzie Phipps. She is making a lot of noise in country music and we are cheering her on in every way!” shared Edie Hand, Founder of Women of True Grit and board member for Women in Film and Television of Nashville.
“This was a wonderful surprise to receive the first-ever “Rising Star” Award from the ladies at SWIFT,” shares Phipps. “This has been such an incredible journey and to be acknowledged for my hard work is always humbling. I look forward to what God has planned for me next!”
Phipps recently released her new single “You Bring The Beer (I’ll Bring The Noise)” just in time for changing leaves, bonfires, tailgating, and football. With lyrics such as “We got Friday night tailgates right before the football games” and “Out on every corner everyone knows your name” are a way of life in small towns across the country, yet many struggle with the “want” for something more. Written by Shane Begley and produced by Sal Oliveri (Chris Stapleton, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban), “You Bring The Beer (I’ll Bring The Noise)” continues to showcase Makenzie Phipps’ talent and ability to captivate audiences one listener at a time.
To view Makenzie Phipps’ premiere with RFD-TV, visit HERE.
To purchase/stream “You Bring The Beer (I’ll Bring The Noise)” visit HERE.
Makenzie has landed features with Forbes, RFD-TV, Country Rebel, I Love Country Music, Classic Country Music, Addicted 2 Country Music, The Country Network, Center Stage Magazine, People.com, Newsmax, LifeMinuteTV, American Songwriter, Jesus Calling, and her acoustic video for “A Little Of Both” was premiered by Cowgirl Magazine. With a constant connection to her fans that is stronger than ever, Phipps continues to thrive on social media, releasing acoustic covers throughout the week. Her beautiful renditions of “I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You,” “Amazing Grace” and “Travelin’ Soldier” have nearly 4 million combined views on Facebook and continue to grow daily.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
OCT 20 – Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club / Hendersonville, Tenn.
OCT 21 – When Pigue’s Fly / Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 22 – The Row / Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 27 – Richland Country Club / Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 28 – Storytellers Museum / Bon Aqua, Tenn.
OCT 29 – Cowboy Church / Nashville, Tenn.
NOV 03 – Amp Up for Kids / Gallatin, Tenn.
NOV 10 – Bar Louie Bellevue / Nashville, Tenn.
NOV 30 – The Commodore Grille / Nashville, Tenn.
DEC 02 – The Midnite Jamboree / Nashville, Tenn.
DEC 11 – The Commodore Grille / Nashville, Tenn.
DEC 27 – The Commodore Grille / Nashville, Tenn.
For more information, tickets, and to keep up with everything Makenzie Phipps, visit HERE.
About Makenzie Phipps:
Makenzie Phipps has become a fixture throughout the southeast from minor league baseball games, singing the National Anthem to fairs, festivals, and honky tonks, where she has delighted fans with her true country voice. It was Phipps’ cover of “Amazing Grace” that heightened her popularity, with a video posted on Country Rebel quickly tallying nearly a million views on Facebook for the talented teenager. Now, with the traditional sounds of country songstresses such as Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette held safe within her heart, Phipps has officially begun her trek to country music stardom, bringing a whole new generation a sound that they might not be accustomed to, but a sound that seems especially apropos for the turbulent times we find ourselves living within.
She has been featured by Forbes, Jesus Calling, Taste of Country, RFD-TV, Country Rebel, I Love Country Music, Classic Country Music, Addicted 2 Country Music, The Country Network, Center Stage Magazine, People.com, Newsmax, LifeMinuteTV, American Songwriter, Heartland, and more. Her connection to her fans is stronger than ever, and she constantly interacts with them on social media, and her streams have reached nearly fifteen thousand monthly listeners. She has received awards such as “Female Country Song of the Year” at the 2021 Josie Music Awards and a Songwriter Achievement Award in 2022. She was named “Future Star of Tomorrow” by the North American Country Music Association International as well. Her beautiful renditions of “Amazing Grace” and “Travelin’ Soldier” have over 2 million combined views on Facebook and only continue to grow daily. Phipps’ acoustic version of Alan Jackson’s “I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You” went viral in 48 hours with over 1 million views and currently approaching 2 million. Her single “You Bring The Beer (I’ll Bring The Noise)” was recently premiered by RFD-TV.
About the Alice Awards:
The Alice Awards Gala, a fundraiser for the local Women in Film chapter, each year honors women in the entertainment industry who exemplify the spirit of Alice Guy-Blache, an extraordinary woman whose strides in filmmaking have gone unpublicized for decades. Guy-Blache experimented with sound during the silent era, with color-tinting during the black & white era, and even with all-black casts, and she did all this starting in 1896. The women recognized at this ceremony have all demonstrated perseverance in the pursuit of their dreams despite difficulties, hardships, and life’s circumstances and each has emerged victorious.
About The SWIFT Summit:
The Alice Awards is a highlight of the Southern Women in Film & Television Summit, three days of entertainment industry panels, workshops, and networking activities, plus special events including a celebrity fashion show, a songwriters showcase, featuring an array of talented female songwriters, and the Alice Awards Gala.
About Nashville Women in Film & Television:
Nashville Women in Film and Television is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation organized and dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all aspects of film, television, and all other screen-based interactive media. The organization is committed to helping women achieve their highest potential within the global entertainment, communications, and media industries and to preserving the legacy of women within those industries.
.@MakenziePhipps receives #RisingStar Award at #SWIFT awards in Nashville. New single #YouBringTheBeerIllBringTheNoise premiered by @OfficialRFDTV. To purchase/stream, visit: makenziephipps.fanlink.to/youbringthebeer