macy dot neal
about macy dot
Macy Dot Neal is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. She was named the 2020 Young Artist of the Year by the Texas Country Music Association, most recently named 1 of 8 finalists for the Texas Songwriter U Class of 2022, and her debut single 'Hot Mess' was featured on NSAI's 2022 Bob Kingsley Top 40. She’s an enthusiastic performer with her own unique sense of style. With confidence and abundant stage presence, this young rising artist takes the stage and her classic country voice and modern-day persona easily captivate the audience.
Austin area performances include SXSW, Rodeo Austin, ACL parties on South Congress, the cherished local tradition celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the Austin Trail of Lights at Zilker Metropolitan Park and numerous local venues including the historic Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos and Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse in Spicewood. Since moving to Nashville she has played several notable writing rounds and venues including The Listening Room (Pigeon Forge), The Virgin Hotels for the "Lucky Money" round, Tin Roof on Broadway, The "615 Revolver Round" at the Moxy Hotel downtown, Dawghouse Saloon, the "Porch Light Pickers Round" at The Local, The Row, Fins Bar in the Margaritaville Hotel, Black River Stage, Cabana Taps, Alley Taps, and the list is growing. She has also performed at the National Finals Rodeo in Vegas.
This energetic, aspiring artist has been performing on stages since the age of two. Over the years she has been recognized with several honors including being named Lindale Idol twice, North Texas Youth Idol, a finalist for junior newcomer of the year at the Gladewater Opry, and a Top 5 Finalist for Young Artist of the Year by the Texas Country Music Association for four consecutive years. In addition, she performed as a finalist in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame John Ritter Showcase for three years, the Nashville Spotlight Showcase at CMA Fest in Nashville for two years, John Rich’s Redneck Riviera Opening Celebration at CMA Fest, Nashville Opry Mills Unplugged Series, and Nashville NAMM at the Kyser Showcase.
She has been blessed on her journey to open for artists such as Kacey Musgraves, Gary P. Nunn, Zane Williams, The Powell Brothers, Randy Rogers Band, Charlie Robison, Austin Cunningham, Chris Colston, Craig Campbell, Chase McClanahan, Darrin Morris Band, Chrystal Yates, Wayland Hicks, Parmalee, Thompson Square, Riley Redding, Austin Layne, Brother Roscoe, and several others.
At the age of 10, Macy started taking lessons with John DeFoore—the former guitar teacher of Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves. Although Macy had been penning lyrics for as long as she could remember, it was John who first encouraged her to start performing her original songs live. "I started developing a strong passion for writing after I began working with John. I had always loved writing, but he taught me the art of writing songs that represented myself and told a genuine story from various perspectives”, claims the Texas native. When Macy isn’t performing, she is passionately writing her way through life, hardships, and celebrations. She is finding her niche for songwriting and is co-writing with some of the best in Nashville. Authenticity and honesty are evident throughout her lyrics, and she strives to uphold these qualities while navigating her way through the industry.
Macy Dot currently attends Belmont University where she was accepted into the prestigious songwriting program. She is studying songwriting and music business in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business.
Talented, passionate, and creative, she is already a high-energy trendsetter known for her authentic and relatable lyrics. Her work ethic, drive, and commitment are paving her way to a successful career in the music industry.