TN Magic Moments
Mackenzie Colt: Hee Haw, Chocolate, and a Different Kind of Cornfield
Married at fifteen and a teenage mom, Mackenzie Colt pored over cookbooks while her husband worked. Creating in the kitchen was a hobby, but singing on the stage would soon become a career. At seventeen she started performing in lounges and not long after found herself on TV as a Hee Haw Honey. Still ... the kitchen was calling. Thirty-six years later Colts Chocolates is a Nashville treasure with customers like Dolly Parton, Adam Sandler, Robert Redford, Garth Brooks, Ethel Kennedy, Oprah, and even former presidents. Samantha Jean sits down with Mackenzie to talk about music, entrepreneurship, and how there's magic in the kitchen.