LCM Song Of The Day: ‘People Get Old’- Lori McKenna
If you haven’t already checked out Lori‘s new album ‘The Tree’ released back in July, it should be on your wishlist. A beautiful written album from one of the best US songwriters. The tender, heartfelt and reflective ‘People Get Old’ is a great introduction. We love Lori’s vocals and cinematic songwriting and it reminds me a lot of Gretchen Peters.
Home and the people who make it have captivated Lori McKenna for years. Over the last three decades, as she became a wife and mother of five, she has also emerged as one of the most respected, prolific singer-songwriters in popular music. Her 2016 release ‘The Bird and the Rifle’ netted three Grammy nominations, along with Americana Music Association nods, all firsts for McKenna as an artist. Then, she made history: In 2016, she became the first woman ever to win the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year two years in a row thanks to co-writing Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” and penning Tim McGraw’s no. 1 “Humble and Kind” solo. Both songs also clinched back-to-back Grammy wins for Best Country Song. In 2017, she became the Academy of Country Music’s first female Songwriter of the Year. ‘The Tree’ is her much-anticipated eleventh studio album. Produced by Dave Cobb, The Tree takes one of McKenna’s signature themes family and builds a tapestry of experiences she has lived and overheard, been told and dreamed up, to create a stunning ode to life’s defining relationships.