Yesterday was a very busy day for Stoughton's Lori McKenna, a suburban mom of five. She performed the title track of her latest CD Unglamorous, which was released yesterday, on ABC's Good Morning America.
And last night, she performed an enthusiastic, if not rocking (both her and the boat) set on a cruise around Boston harbor for longtime fans and friends & family, sponsored by radio station 92.5, The River. Below are a few photos from the CD Launch Cruise.
McKenna, who has written hit songs for Country Superstar Faith Hill, toured with Hill and her superstar husband Tim McGraw earlier this year and McGraw co-produced Unglamorous.
McKenna was very charming last night, weaving personal tales between singing songs from her Warner Bros Nashville CD. She easily engaged and entertained the audience.
Her music is very appealing to moms, many of whom couldn't wait to have McKenna autograph a CD or pose for a photo with them.
An award-winning songwriter, she wrote three songs for Hill's Fireflies CD, including Stealing Kissses. McKenna, married to her husband since age 19, writes of everyday suburban life -- "crowded dinners at the kitchen table," "five kids in short time," and "baby stayed up all night."
My favorite two songs on the CD is the title track and I Know You.
Want to hear more of her music? Visit: http://wbrnashville.com/lorimckenna
McKenna will perform and sign CDs at Borders Thursday, Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. at Downtown Crossing in Boston and perform and sign again at 7 p.m. at Newbury Comics in Avon.
Freelance Writer Michelle Xiahros Curran profiles McKenna inside Bay State Parent magazine's 12th Annual Arts Guide next month. Her story of achieving her dream, I truly believe, is inspirational to our mom readers.