Chance McKinney

Chance McKinney

Date: June 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: SoDa Row
11274 Kestrel Rise Rd
South Jordan, Utah 84095

 

In 2009, Chance McKinney, at the time a math teacher at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington, entered Country Music Television's Music City Madness competition for unsigned artists with his single, "Be Real". He entered the contest only a few minutes before the deadline.

The contest ran from October through December, and he won when he received over one million votes in the final round. McKinney was teaching a class when he learned that he had won the contest. He then took out his guitar and played the song for his students. His students finished the song for him when he became too choked up to sing. He later performed the song at a school pep assembly. As the winner of the contest, McKinney was given the chance to audition for a record company in Nashville, Tennessee.