A little bit about me

My name is Terry Mackner and I am a Independent country music artist from a small town in Minnesota.  I was born in Fargo, ND on August 30th, 1973.  I was raised in a small little town called Detroit Lakes, MN.  I grew up and called D.L. my home for over 18 years.  I spent my summers in Lake Park, MN and Richwood, MN hanging out at my Grandma (Viola) and Grandpa's ( Allan) house.  My grandma used to sit on her couch and play guitar and sing to me.  She would drop everything to sing her music for us kids.  That is where I learned my first 3 guitar chords.  G, C, and D.  I moved to Fargo, ND in 1993, and joined my first garage band in 1996.  There is where it all started.  To read more about my life, please click over to my website.  The link is at the bottom of the screen.  I hope you enjoy my music, and there will be more to come.  Please SUBSCRIBE.  Thanks TM

Achievements

1989 - High School Choir Competition (Superior)

1991 - High School Choir Competition (Superior)

1991 - High School (National Anthem) Gymnastics

1991 - High School (National Anthem) Football

1996 - Moved from Detroit Lakes, MN to Fargo, ND

1996 - Started my first band called Southbound

1996  - Performed on the Grand Ole' Opry for a competition called Nashville Starbound.  I took 50th place out of  roughly 3,000 performers.

1996 - Got offered a Recording Contract with an Independent Label.

1997 - Played 1st band show for $400 in Pollock, SD

1998 - Moved to Minneapolis, MN joined a band Durango

1998 - Opening for Tracy Byrd at the Surf Ballroom in Clearlake, IA

2000 - Moved back to Fargo, ND and Started a new band called Silverado

2000 - Opened for Yankee Grey

2001 - National Anthem for the Minnesota Twins

2001 - Opened for Travis Tritt, Toby Keith, Joe Diffie, Michael Twitty, Mark Chesnutt, Tracey Lawrence, & Beach Boys.

2001 - Played live with Travis Tritts band on stage

2003 - Played the National Stage for the 1st time at We Fest in Detroit Lakes, MN

2003 - Opened for Tammy Cochran, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Montgomery Gentry, Sarah Evans, & Wynonna Judd

2006 - Tried out for a TV Show called Nashville Star. I made it to the 3rd round in Chicago, IL.  I was just short of making the TV show by 3 spots.  They took then top 10, and I came in 13th.  A guy that is HUGE right now in the Country Music scene beat me out for a spot.  You might know him as Chris Young. 

2007 - I began work on my debut album

2007 - Released my debut album on May 5th 2007 called "Jack Daniels"

2007 - My Sinle "A Part Of Me" hits #1 on American Country Radio.  It is the #1 most requested song for 6 weeks straight.

2007- Second Single "Idaho Rodeo" is released

2007 - Idaho Rodeo becomes #1 on American Country Radio

2008 - Both "A Part Of Me" & Idaho Rodeo" make the top 100 Count Down of 2008. Apart of me was #25 and Idaho Rodeo was #68

2007 - Began work on the Video for Idaho Rodeo and was released to the public on YouTube.

2009 - Performed at The Minnesota Twins Autograph Party

2009 - Opened for Big & Rich, Clint Black, Kaitie Armiger, & Kellie Pickler

2010 - Played with Jason Aldean (After Party)

2012 - Played Moondance Jamming Country in Walker, MN

2013 - Opened for Jason Aldean (Pre-Party)

2013 - Opened for Dustin Lynch, Gary Allan, Keith Urban, Little Big Town

2014 - Played the Ranch House, WeFest in Detroit Lakes, MN

2015 - Opened for Jon Pardi & The Highway Men Tribute Band at Kick'n Up Kountry

2016 - Tryed out for the Voice (Did not make the cut)

2017 - National Anthem (Minnesota Twins)

2019 - In the studio, starting work on a new single called "She Looks Good" (Feb)

2019 - April 26th my New Single "She looks Good" is released to iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, and released to Other countries.