LORI MCKENNA TO BE FEATURED IN POETS AND PROPHETS, MARCH 3, AT COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM
Poets and Prophets Presented by SunTrust
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Feb. 8, 2018 - The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum presents songwriter Lori McKenna in the museum’s signature interview series Poets and Prophets: A Salute to Songwriters on Saturday, March 3, at 2 p.m. in the museum’s Ford Theater. The program will include an in-depth interview with McKenna, illustrated with photos, film footage and recordings. McKenna will perform briefly, and following the program she will sign commemorative Hatch Show Print posters, available for purchase in the Museum Store.
McKenna was born, raised, and lives now in Stoughton, Massachusetts, but after years of visiting Nashville on songwriting business, McKenna is well known there, too. She has released ten critically acclaimed albums spanning country, folk and Americana music. In 2005, Faith Hill had a Top Forty country hit with McKenna’s "Stealing Kisses," and the songwriter advanced her career with "I Want Crazy," recorded by Hunter Hayes, and "God Made Girls" by RaeLynn.
McKenna co-wrote several songs recorded by Little Big Town, including "Girl Crush," "Sober," "Your Side of the Bed" and "Happy People." "Girl Crush" spent 13 weeks atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in 2015 and won a Grammy for Best Country Song and a CMA award for Song of the Year. McKenna extended her success with Tim McGraw’s #1 hit "Humble and Kind," which also earned a CMA award for Song of the Year, and a Grammy award for Best Country Song in 2017. The Bird & The Rifle, McKenna’s 2016 album, was nominated for Grammy and Americana Music Association awards, as was its single, "Wreck You." In 2017, McKenna was named Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.
Admission to Poets and Prophets is included with museum admission and is free to museum members. Members have the option of reserving program passes by contacting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum via phone (615-416-2050) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming. To view past Poets and Prophets programs and other special content from the museum, visit the Watch and Listen tab at countrymusichalloffame.org.
For over 10 years, Poets and Prophets has honored songwriters who have made significant contributions to country music history. Previous subjects include Al Anderson, Bill Anderson, Matraca Berg, Bobby Braddock, Gary Burr, Wayne Carson, Buzz Cason, Jerry Chesnut, Hank Cochran, Roger Cook, Sonny Curtis, Dean Dillon, Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Kye Fleming, Jerry Foster, Dallas Frazier, Red Lane, Dickey Lee, John D. Loudermilk, Shane McAnally, Bob McDill, Roger Murrah, Paul Overstreet, Dan Penn, Gretchen Peters, Curly Putman, Mike Reid, Allen Reynolds, Mark D. Sanders, Don Schlitz, Whitey Shafer, Red Simpson, Jeffrey Steele, Sonny Throckmorton, Sharon Vaughn, Jimmy Webb, Billy Edd Wheeler, Norro Wilson and Craig Wiseman. Additional information about Poets and Prophets can be found by visiting countrymusichalloffame.org.
This program is presented by SunTrust in support of the exhibit Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man.