LORI MCKENNA WINS SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AT THE 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
WINS BEST COUNTRY SONG AT 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS & SONG OF THE YEAR AT THE 50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS
PERFORMS “HUMBLE & KIND” ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT”
NEW SOLO ALBUM THE BIRD & THE RIFLE OUT NOW
Lori McKenna made history this weekend winning Songwriter of the Year at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. This is the first time a woman has ever been honored with the award.
The accolade culminates a series of breakthrough years for the critically praised singer, songwriter and performer, who recently won Best Country Song for her solo-penned, No. 1 hit “Humble & Kind” (Tim McGraw) at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. This is the second consecutive year she has won the award following last year’s win for “Girl Crush” (co-written with Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey). She is the first songwriter to win back-to-back awards in the category since Shania Twain in 1999-2000. Moreover, McKenna also won Song of the Year at The 50th Annual CMA Awards. She is the first songwriter to win the award in consecutive years since Vince Gill (1991-1993) and is the first female songwriter to win back-to-back nods in the history of the CMAs. McKenna is also the first solo songwriter to win the award since 2011.
In addition to the recent awards, McKenna recently made her late night television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” performing “Humble & Kind.” Watch the full performance HERE.
McKenna’s own version of “Humble & Kind” appears on her Grammy-nominated new album, The Bird & The Rifle, which is out now on CN Records via Thirty Tigers (purchase here). Produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton), the album was recorded live over ten days in Nashville and has received overwhelming critical praise.
NPR Music calls it “one of 2016’s best releases,” while Pitchfork asserts, “one of the most accomplished and devastating singer-songwriter albums of the year,” and The Washington Post declares, “the best-sounding album of McKenna’s 15-year recording career.” People Magazine recently premiered a stripped-down acoustic video of McKenna performing “Humble & Kind.” Watch HERE. Additionally, “CBS News Sunday Morning” recently profiled the acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer. Watch the full piece HERE.
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LORI MCKENNA CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
*SOUL2SOUL Tour with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
April 5 /// Somerville, MA /// Once Ballroom – Multi-Artist ACLU Benefit
April 9 /// Lexington, MA /// Cary Memorial Hall
April 15 /// Aspen, CO /// Wheeler Opera House
July 7 /// Boston, MA /// TD Garden*
July 8 /// Boston, MA /// TD Garden*