Announced yesterday, Lori McKenna’s “Humble & Kind” has been nominated for “Song of the Year” at “The 50th Annual CMA Awards.” Recorded and taken to the No. 1 spot by Tim McGraw, “Humble & Kind” is the first song penned by a solo songwriter to be nominated for “Song of the Year” since 2012.
McKenna wrote the song alone at home while her kids were at school—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.”
In addition to being recorded by McGraw, “Humble & Kind” appears on McKenna’s acclaimed tenth studio album, “The Bird & The Rifle.” The album was produced by Dave Cobb who has also done work with Jason Isbell & Chris Stapleton, and was recorded live over ten days in Nashville. The album has receiving overwhelming critical praise…NPR Music calls it, “one of 2016’s best releases,” while Pitchfork asserts, “one of the most accomplished and devastating singer-songwriter albums of the year,” and The Washington Post declares, “the best-sounding album of McKenna’s 15-year recording career.”
In celebration of the release, McKenna is currently in the midst of a nationwide headlining tour…her first since 2013. Click here for complete details.
Yesterday’s nomination follows last year’s breakout hit “Girl Crush” (also penned by McKenna, Liz Rose and Hillary Lindsey), which went on to win “Song of the Year” at the CMA Awards and “Best Country Song” at the Grammy Awards.
The awards show will broadcast live on ABC on Wednesday, November 2 at 8/7pm CST…be sure to tune in!
For more information on Lori McKenna, visit her website at www.lorimckenna.com