Lori McKenna joins Tim McGraw/Faith Hill tour
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Lori McKenna joins Tim McGraw/Faith Hill tour

Monday, April 16, 2007 – Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna will join Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's "Soul2Soul Tour 2007" this summer as a special guest of the superstar couple.

McKena,w ho will release her second album on Warner this summer, had threesongs recorded by Hill for her disc, "Fireflies" from 2005, including "Stealing Kisses."

McKenna is a plumber's wife and stay-at-home mother of five from the Boston suburb of Stoughton, Mass.

McKenna will sing material from her upcoming new CD "Unglamorous," which will be released on Stylesonic Records, the label formed by McGraw and his producer Byron Gallimore, and Warner Nashvill, on Aug. 14. McGraw and Gallimore produced the recording.

"I don't remember ever being impacted by a songwriter the way I was with her," Hill said. "Her writing is masterful, with a pureness that is completely unaffected. The songs are such a great combination of depth and realness...there's just this indescribable collision of innocence and honesty in her writing."

McKenna, who describes herself as "just a housewife from Stoughton who likes to write songs," said of touring, "I've only done limited touring because of my kids. I've only gone out two or three days at a time, tops. But now I have the kids prepped to be on a bus and touring all summer. They're all ready to go. I think it'll be a great way to spend the summer."

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