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Mikie Henderson

7th December 2023, by Darryn Crow

Mikie's solo music career started in 2020 which saw him release 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. 

Mikie's all-time influences are Brad Paisley, Eagles and The Proclaimers however he is currently drawing inspiration for his sound from artists such as Russell Dickerson, Morgan Wallen and Keith Urban. At an early age Mikie grew to love country music with influences such as Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, and George Jones. 

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. 

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