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. 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 below:
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.
LORI MCKENNA CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
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*
*SOUL2SOUL Tour with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill