Unglamorous (2007) Lori McKenna was a fairly dark New England folkie before being noticed by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. The latter co-produced this leap to the… 2007-08-14 Lori McKenna Folk Rock
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Unglamorous (2007)

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Details Release Date: Aug 14, 2007; Lead Performance: Lori McKenna; Genres: Folk, Rock

Lori McKenna was a fairly dark New England folkie before being noticed by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. The latter co-produced this leap to the majors, with a beefed-up, full-band sound and some brighter themes that suggest a more emotionally direct Shawn Colvin. McKenna is most fascinated by long-term unions, whether they're crumbling or crystallizing, and her most compelling moments come on Unglamorous from that second category: ''Witness to Your Life'' and the title track are two of the most engaging pop paeans to mature, married love you've ever heard. A-
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Originally posted Aug 10, 2007 Published in issue #948 Aug 17, 2007 Order article reprints