American Idol Golden Ticket Contestant Zach McKenzie Releases 'The Day That I Found You'

Apr 15 2024

Zach McKenzie, the talented winner of 2012’s Arkansas Idol just released his latest single, “The Day that I Found You,” on March 29, 2024. This soulful and heartfelt track showcases McKenzie’s powerful vocals and emotive songwriting, promising to captivate listeners with its raw emotion and relatable lyrics.



Born in 1987 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Zachary Wayne McKenzie discovered his passion for music at a young age, thanks to his family’s regular church attendance. He further honed his musical talents by participating in the high school choir before graduating in 2005. Following a brief stint at Bible College, McKenzie decided to pursue a career in music, a decision that would ultimately lead him to the spotlight.

After winning Arkansas Idol in 2012, McKenzie auditioned for the 12th season of American Idol, where judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nikki Minaj, and Keith Urban unanimously voted to send him to Hollywood. Although he was sent home during the group stage, McKenzie’s talent and passion for music continued to shine.

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