NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Feb. 7, 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 nine 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 streak with Tim McGraw’s #1 hit “Humble and Kind.” “Wreck You,” from McKenna’s 2016 album, The Bird & The Rifle, was nominated for Grammy and Americana Music Association awards. 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.
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Megan Snodsmith, 615-577-7749, email@example.comThe Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in 2016 welcomed nearly 1.2 million patrons, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio B, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.