LORI MCKENNA WINS BEST COUNTRY SONG AT 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
BACK-TO-BACK WINS FOR THE ACCLAIMED SONGWRITER AND MUSICIAN
FEATURED ON “CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING”
Lori McKenna won Best Country Song for her solo-penned, No. 1 hit “Humble and Kind” (Tim McGraw) at last night’s 59th Annual Grammy Awards. This is McKenna’s second consecutive win in the category 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.
In conjunction with the Grammy awards, “CBS News Sunday Morning” profiled McKenna on yesterday's program. Watch the full piece HERE.
In addition to the Grammy accolades, McKenna recently won “Song of the Year” at The 50th Annual CMA Awards for “Humble and Kind.” 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.
McKenna also continues to receive widespread critical acclaim for 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 and Kind.” Watch HERE.
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