Lori McKenna's 'The Way Back Home' Tour w/ Dustin Christensen 8/15/18Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:00pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
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Lori McKenna's 'The Way Back Home' Tour w/ Dustin Christensen 8/15/18
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. McKenna’s much-anticipated eleventh studio album, produced by Dave Cobb, 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.
Born in Idaho and raised in Utah, Christensen grew up on a mix of everything from Petty, to Springsteen, to George Jones, to Willie, his songs fall somewhere between the lines. Dustin’s unmistakable voice and lyrical and melodic sensibilities have a way of making stories in those songs hit home, and has gained praise from Pharrell Williams, Miranda Lambert, and many others.
Christensen, now Splitting time between Nashville and Utah, has established himself as a sought-after songwriter and producer. Signed as a writer with Carnival Music Nashville, he has had songs recorded by Frankie Ballard, Dustin Lynch, umong others, and was a Four Chair Turn on Season 9 of The Voice on NBC
Dustin is currently working on a follow up to his last record Sad Songs Mixes 1-2