Lori McKenna's 11th studio album, The Tree, is about the trials and tribulations of family life. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is accompanied by her Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb on acoustic guitar.
The title track uses Shel Silverstein's authority on family values, and "People Get Old" chronicles human life measured through time. Anderson East's electric guitar lead on "The Fixer" relishes in lyrics about the interpersonal complexities of married life. The vocal harmonies show an authentic emotional depth depicting ….
Stoughton's Lori McKenna has become one of country's most hailed songwriters in the past few years, penning the green-eyed-monster chronicle "Girl Crush" for the vocal quartet Little Big Town and the gently instructive "Humble and Kind" for Tim McGraw. On her 11th album, "The Tree," McKenna shows how her songwriting is driven by detail and empathy; she populates her music with characters plucked from everyday life, driven by worries and hopes that are specific yet universal. "The Tree" is rooted in the highs and lows of domesticity from its opening chords.