Scottish-born Country Music Singer Songwriter Mikie Henderson is embarking on an exciting career in the UK Country Music Scene and beyond. Mikie writes true, honest lyrics and delivers them with a unique, guitar-driven, modern country sound.
2020 saw Mikie launch his solo music career with his debut Single ‘If Only’ which charted in the iTunes Country Music Charts and reached the final of the 2021 UK Country Music Award’s Song Award.
His follow-up release ‘Now Is The Time’, went on to reach Number 2 in the iTunes Country Music Charts behind Keith Urban and Pink’s ‘One Too Many’; narrowly missing out on an All-Genre Chart Top 40, peaking at Number 46.
For obvious reasons, 2020 was an unfortunate time to launch an original music career, so 2022 promises to be an exciting year for Mikie as he prepares to release 4 new singles over the course of the Spring and Summer.
Mikie's biggest influences are Brad Paisley and Eagles. At an early age Mikie grew to love country music with influences such as Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, and George Jones. Outside of country music Mikie is inspired by the music of Queen, The Proclaimers and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
"The impressive track also brings back the classic driving guitar solos, and incredible guitar hooks whilst featuring an insanely catchy chorus making the track the perfect sing-a-long anthem that will no doubt go down a storm at festivals"
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Born on 14th May 1994 in Wick to the background music of English rock band Smokie's hit ‘Wild Angels’. From that very first moment on Earth – he was destined to go on to grow his love of music.
Mikie was the front man of popular Country Music band ‘The Chicken Pickers’, who over the course of their career, won several awards and played on the same bill as country stars such as Gene Watson, Leona Williams, Highway 101, and Heather Myles. Mikie featured on numerous episodes of BBC Alba's programme ‘Ceol Country’ and has had various appearances on Spotlight TV. Mikie is also a proud winner of the Silver Pendant singing award which is the highest accolade at the Royal National Mod for learners of the Scots Gaelic language.
Graduating from Heriot Watt University with a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2017, 14 months later, lacking both fulfilment in life and the ability to connect with people through music, Mikie quit his engineering job to begin a professional career in music.
Mikie is delighted to be welcoming you on this exciting journey with him.