Lori McKenna Essentials

Lori McKenna Essentials

Lori McKenna has built a rich body of work with her deeply affecting folk songs. Born in 1968 in Massachusetts, she toiled in relative obscurity in the early 2000s before country superstar Faith Hill heard 2004’s Bittertown and wound up covering the devastating marriage portrait “Stealing Kisses.” McKenna has a true gift for rendering everyday life’s intricate textures with poignancy and tenderness, which created demand for her services from Nashville’s top tier; Little Big Town’s 2014 chart-topper “Girl Crush” and A Star Is Born’s “Always Remember Us This Way” (2018) are both McKenna joints. Her solo work often concerns the weight of memory and relationships, expressed in intimate acoustic arrangements. In 2023, she moved in a more rocking direction for the family- and friends-inspired 1988, an extra personal offering in a seemingly bottomless supply of eloquent songwriting.

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