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Lori McKenna

Singer/Songwriter, album titled "The Bird and the Rifle"

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Lori McKenna puts a magnifying glass on un-championed lives. She doesn’t just notice the quiet and ordinary, she delights in it – effortlessly transforming the average to extraordinary. The result is over a decade worth of songs filled with honest stories and melodic depth, and her latest release is no exception.

Produced by Dave Cobb, McKenna’s tenth studio album, The Bird & The Rifle revels in the routines and events that may seem mundane but are the most important, transcendent moments of our lives.

While Nashville has become an important artistic and business hub, Stoughton, Massachusetts has remained home. A married mom to five kids, McKenna explains that leaving Massachusetts just never made sense. “My whole family is here,” she says. “I don’t think it changes your growth as a writer, where you are. I think you will grow no matter what, as long as you put the work into it.”

Her commute between the two cities hasn’t held her back in the least. Nearly a decade since receiving her first album cut through superstar, Faith Hill, McKenna is one of the most sought after songwriters in the industry with her songs recorded by top artists including Reba, Alison Krauss, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban. McKenna’s songwriting credits include the 2x Platinum Billboard No. 1 hit, “I Want Crazy,” by Hunter Hayes and radio favorites like Little Big Town’s “Your Side of the Bed” and “Sober.” She penned the 2015 massive Little Big Town hit, “Girl Crush,” which reached 11 weeks on the Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and netted McKenna a CMA Award, NSAI Songwriters and her first Grammy. Billboard recently spotlighted McKenna for bringing the solo songwriter back to No. 1 with her Tim McGraw hit, “Humble & Kind.” The song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart marking the first time in more than four years a song written by one writer topped the chart.

As an artist, McKenna has now recorded a total of 10 albums. Rolling Stone named Numbered Doors, a stunning collection of her gritty, pensive songs, one of the “40 Best Country Albums of 2014.” Massachusetts, released the previous year, introduced McKenna to an even wider audience, hungry for something real, while 2012’s Heart Shaped Bullet Hole and 2011’s Lorraine were also breakthroughs, adding New York Times praise to her long list of fans including American Songwriter, Paste, and CMT.

McKenna’s determination to grow is obvious. While she started out undeniably strong in the late 90s, she’s only gotten better, topping herself even when it seemed impossible to do so. When she signed with Creative Nation for publishing and management in June of 2015, one of the first items of business was McKenna’s own new album.

“The Bird & The Rifle” is an ideal example of the way McKenna acknowledges the complexity of relationships. She says that the song’s title and concept came from overhearing a joke on a Modern Family rerun airing in the background while she was folding laundry one afternoon. Characters were listing ideas for complementary tattoos that reflect and attract one another, like the moon and stars.

The album also features McKenna’s own recording of “Humble & Kind,” which Tim McGraw recorded and took to country radio this past January. McKenna wrote the song alone at home while her kids were at school. The song is a loving attempt to impart wisdom, layered over three chords. “I can say it’s one of my favorite songs, mostly because I had my kids in my head the whole time I was trying to write it,” she says. “My kids know that it’s theirs, and it’s nice in that way. It worked out pretty good.”

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Lori McKenna

Singer/Songwriter, album titled "The Bird and the Rifle"

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Lori McKenna Biography

Lori McKenna puts a magnifying glass on un-championed lives. She doesn’t just notice the quiet and ordinary, she delights in it – effortlessly transforming the average to extraordinary. The result is over a decade worth of songs filled with honest stories and melodic depth, and her latest release is no exception.

Produced by Dave Cobb, McKenna’s tenth studio album, The Bird & The Rifle revels in the routines and events that may seem mundane but are the most important, transcendent moments of our lives.

While Nashville has become an important artistic and business hub, Stoughton, Massachusetts has remained home. A married mom to five kids, McKenna explains that leaving Massachusetts just never made sense. “My whole family is here,” she says. “I don’t think it changes your growth as a writer, where you are. I think you will grow no matter what, as long as you put the work into it.”

Her commute between the two cities hasn’t held her back in the least. Nearly a decade since receiving her first album cut through superstar, Faith Hill, McKenna is one of the most sought after songwriters in the industry with her songs recorded by top artists including Reba, Alison Krauss, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban. McKenna’s songwriting credits include the 2x Platinum Billboard No. 1 hit, “I Want Crazy,” by Hunter Hayes and radio favorites like Little Big Town’s “Your Side of the Bed” and “Sober.” She penned the 2015 massive Little Big Town hit, “Girl Crush,” which reached 11 weeks on the Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and netted McKenna a CMA Award, NSAI Songwriters and her first Grammy. Billboard recently spotlighted McKenna for bringing the solo songwriter back to No. 1 with her Tim McGraw hit, “Humble & Kind.” The song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart marking the first time in more than four years a song written by one writer topped the chart.

As an artist, McKenna has now recorded a total of 10 albums. Rolling Stone named Numbered Doors, a stunning collection of her gritty, pensive songs, one of the “40 Best Country Albums of 2014.” Massachusetts, released the previous year, introduced McKenna to an even wider audience, hungry for something real, while 2012’s Heart Shaped Bullet Hole and 2011’s Lorraine were also breakthroughs, adding New York Times praise to her long list of fans including American Songwriter, Paste, and CMT.

McKenna’s determination to grow is obvious. While she started out undeniably strong in the late 90s, she’s only gotten better, topping herself even when it seemed impossible to do so. When she signed with Creative Nation for publishing and management in June of 2015, one of the first items of business was McKenna’s own new album.

“The Bird & The Rifle” is an ideal example of the way McKenna acknowledges the complexity of relationships. She says that the song’s title and concept came from overhearing a joke on a Modern Family rerun airing in the background while she was folding laundry one afternoon. Characters were listing ideas for complementary tattoos that reflect and attract one another, like the moon and stars.

The album also features McKenna’s own recording of “Humble & Kind,” which Tim McGraw recorded and took to country radio this past January. McKenna wrote the song alone at home while her kids were at school. The song is a loving attempt to impart wisdom, layered over three chords. “I can say it’s one of my favorite songs, mostly because I had my kids in my head the whole time I was trying to write it,” she says. “My kids know that it’s theirs, and it’s nice in that way. It worked out pretty good.”

Lori McKenna Videos

  • Lori McKenna - Humble & Kind - YouTube
    Nov 3, 2016 ... Lori McKenna's live acoustic video of "Humble & Kind," off her latest album, "The Bird & The Rifle" - available now! Video by Becky...
  • Lori Mckenna - The Bird & The Rifle - YouTube
    Oct 31, 2016 ... Lori Mckenna - The Bird & The Rifle ... You have such an incredible gift, Lori. .... I had the pleasure of hearing Lori McKenna...
  • Lori McKenna - Getting Into Songwriting - YouTube
    Apr 29, 2012 ... Lori McKenna is a mother of five from Stoughton, Mass. (pop. 27000), about 20 miles outside Boston. She has been writing songs since...

FAQs on booking Lori McKenna

  • How to book Lori McKenna?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lori McKenna for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lori McKenna, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lori McKenna or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lori McKenna?

    Booking fees for Lori McKenna, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lori McKenna, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lori McKenna?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lori McKenna for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lori McKenna for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lori McKenna or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lori McKenna or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lori McKenna is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lori McKenna for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Lori McKenna generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alyssa Micaela, Mickey Guyton, Tenille Townes, Cale Dodds and Jacob Davis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lori McKenna for an upcoming event.

Lori McKenna Speaker Videos

  • Lori McKenna - Humble & Kind - YouTube
    Nov 3, 2016 ... Lori McKenna's live acoustic video of "Humble & Kind," off her latest album, "The Bird & The Rifle" - available now! Video by Becky Fluke.
    Lori Mckenna - The Bird & The Rifle - YouTube
    Oct 31, 2016 ... Lori Mckenna - The Bird & The Rifle ... You have such an incredible gift, Lori. .... I had the pleasure of hearing Lori McKenna live at the Stone ...
  • Lori McKenna - Getting Into Songwriting - YouTube
    Apr 29, 2012 ... Lori McKenna is a mother of five from Stoughton, Mass. (pop. 27000), about 20 miles outside Boston. She has been writing songs since she ...
    Lori McKenna - "Drinkin' Problem" - YouTube
    Aug 29, 2008 ... Lori McKenna - Drinkin' Problem Recorded Live: 8/29/2008 - Paste Magazine Offices (Decatur, GA) Subscribe to Paste on YouTube: ...

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