Lori McKenna Named ACM Songwriter of the Year

Lori McKenna was presented with the honor by Cam during an ACM Awards songwriter showcase in Las Vegas. 

Lori McKenna Named ACM Songwriter of the Year
L to R: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, Ashley Gorley, Ross Copperman; Photo by Katie Kauss

Hit songwriter Lori McKenna received quite the surprise Friday evening (March 31) when Cam presented her with the ACM Songwriter of the Year trophy during the ACM Party for a Cause: Songwriter Showcase presented by AIMP at The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

McKenna was surrounded by several members of the songwriting community, including Ross Copperman, Luke Dick, Ashley Gorley, Matthew Jenkins, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne, when accepting the honor.

The Massachusetts native is known for writing a slew of hit songs recorded by a number of superstars including, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Alison Krauss, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, and Keith Urban, among others. Most recently, McKenna has been recognized for writing “Humble and Kind,” recorded by Tim McGraw.

McKenna was nominated in the category alongside Gorley, Lindsey, Laird, and McAnally.