A Song & A Prayer, a collection of devotions written by Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn and Grammy nominated and Dove award-winning singer-songwriter, Kim McLean was released in May and hit the top of several Amazon charts. McLean put 10 of those selections to music, and her A Song & Prayer album will be released by BFD/Audium on Friday, August 25, 2023. Pre-add/save the album HERE.
“I made this album to invite our friends and fans into a conversation,” said Kim. “It’s my heart; it’s Loretta’s heart. That’s how these songs were born. Loretta and I sang these songs together for the sheer joy of it as we wrote them. Now it’s time to share them with the world. I hope this very special project honors the beautiful legacy of Loretta Lynn.”
Kim, who has had her songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack and others, wrote nine of the 10 cuts on A Song & A Prayer with the Queen of Country Music and was the solo writer on “Angel In The Stone.” She also produced the album. The first single, “Long Time Leavin’,” was recently released to Country radio and streaming services. The single can be saved/added HERE.
The two like-minded ladies first met in 2018 at a writer’s night in Nashville. Loretta invited Kim, who is also an ordained minister, to her house not to write initially, but to pray. They bonded over music, God, songs and songwriting. Over the next two years, their conversations turned into songs which later transformed into devotionals and the A Song & A Prayer book.
Kim will be hitting the road with her band this fall, and fans can follow her at:
A Song & A Prayer
(All Songs Written by Loretta Lynn and Kim McLean, except “Angel In The Stone“ written by Kim McLean)
- “A Song & A Prayer”
- “God Has a Heart Too”
- “Better Way to Say Goodbye”
- “God Never Gave Up On Me”
- “Long Time Leavin’”
- “Somebody Else Pray”
- “The Best Thing That Ever Happened”
- “The World Is In God’s Hands”
- “My Best Friend”
- 10. “Angel In The Stone”
Loretta Lynn recorded multiple gold and platinum albums and boasted an impressive 60-year country music track record, during which she has sold over 45 million albums and produced 16 #1 hit singles and 11 #1 albums. She received numerous awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as a duet partner and an individual artist. She is the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade (1970s). She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988, the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2008, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010 and celebrated her 60th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2022
Kim McLean is a Dove award-winning singer-songwriter, twice Grammy nominated. She has garnered awards from N.S.A.I., ASCAP, and the Just Plain Folks Americana Song of the Year, and has TV/Film credits that include shows on NBC, CBS, and ABC. She has had songs cut by Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack and many others. She is a music producer and has worked with major labels, Curb and Sony, as well as many indie artists. Kim travels extensively as a keynote speaker/singer. She was instrumental in developing a songwriting program at Trevecca University in Nashville which she directed for over a decade. She earned her MA in religion in 2008 and is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene as well as a Doctor of Education. She has served as a worship leader and is currently the lead pastor of Music City West Church in Nashville, TN. https://kimmclean.com
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