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Lori McKenna's Music City Cinderella Story

Lori was 28 and a mother of 3 when she started singing at open mics. Last year, she became the first woman named Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. Lori shares the story behind her success in Nashville, including the pivotal early support she got from Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. She also describes her life in the small town of Stoughton, Massachusetts, where she was raised and where she still lives with her husband. Lori married him at 19 and they have 5 children together. Hear Lori perform songs from her latest album The Tree, which showcases her incredible knack for writing moving songs about family, and the small bittersweet details of life.

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