Lori McKenna Releases ‘Humble & Kind’, Announces Album & Tour

“Humble &Kind” is making a return to the charts! The song which had success earlier this year with Tim McGraw, is being released by Lori McKenna who wrote the hit! McKenna, a singer/songwriter from Massachusetts who is a mother of 5, originally wrote the song as a list of things that she wanted her children to know. The song then took on a life of its own, when McGraw recorded it and took it to the top of the country charts! McKenna recalled the day she wrote the song, she told CMT about the experience.

“I’d dropped the little kids off at school and then came home. I keep a guitar in the dining room because it’s at the front of house, and I tend to sit there sometimes and look out the window at the people going by. I’m such a weird neighbor; I probably didn’t get out of my pajamas until I had to pick up the kids at 2:45. I always call those ‘spaghetti days,’ because spaghetti is the only thing I can cook in 15 minutes if I’m chasing a song. My family knows. I saw this as a very simple song, It’s three chords that repeat each other over and over. And once I realized I was rhyming with ‘kind,’ it was just plugging in the words. But Tim saw it as this worldly thing. I was like, ‘Man. It’s just an example of how two people can see something so differently. He saw it so much bigger than I did. And not just because I play it for shows with 200 seats and Tim plays it for shows with 20,000 seats. From the get-go, he just made it beautiful.”

McKenna is the first person since Taylor Swift to have a song that was written by a single person go number 1. Her version of “Humble & Kind” can be found on her album The Bird & The Rifle which is due out on July 29th! The album is available for pre-order on most digital retailers, with the pre-order comes instant downloads “Humble & Kind” and “Wreck You.”


To celebrate the release of her 10th studio album Mckena will embark on a nationwide headlining tour her first since 2013! Even though she has a recording career of her own, she is also a sought after songwriter having penned such songs as “Sober,” “Your Side Of The Bed,” “I Want Crazy” and the smash hit “Girl Crush” which earned her the CMA and NSAI Awards for Song Of The Year and her first ever GRAMMY Award for “Best Country Song.”


1. “Wreck You” (Lori McKenna/Felix McTeigue)

2. “The Bird & The Rifle” (Lori McKenna/Caitlyn Smith/Troy Verges)

3. “Giving Up On Your Hometown” (Lori McKenna)

4. “Halfway Home” (Lori McKenna/Barry Dean)

5. “Humble & Kind” (Lori McKenna)

6. “We Were Cool” (Lori McKenna)

7. “Old Men Young Women” (Lori McKenna/Luke Laird/Barry Dean)

8. “All These Things” (Lori McKenna/Liz Rose)

9. “Always Want You” (Lori McKenna/Liz Rose/Hillary Lindsey)

10. “If Whiskey Were A Woman” (Lori McKenna)


July 22—Vienna, VA—Jammin Java

July 29—Nashville, TN—City Winery

July 30—Atlanta, GA—City Winery

August 4—New York, NY—City Winery

August 13—Boston, MA—The Sinclair

August 19—Brownfield, ME—Stone Mountain Arts Center

August 20—Plymouth, MA—Spire Arts Center

September 9—Northampton, MA—Iron Horse

September 10—Ogunquit, ME—Jonathan’s

September 20-25—Nashville, TN—AmericanaFest 2016

October 12—San Antonio, TX—Tobin Center for the Arts

October 13—Austin, TX—One World Theater

October 14—Houston, TX—Dosey Doe

October 15—Dallas, TX—Kessler Theatre

October 21—Los Angeles, CA—Hotel Café

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