Evvie McKinney Inks With Motown Gospel, Capitol CMG

Evvie McKinney has signed an exclusive recording agreement with Motown Gospel and Capitol CMG. The emerging performer/songwriter has also entered into an exclusive publishing agreement with Capitol CMG Publishing.

McKinney rose to prominence as the winner of the inaugural season of the TV singing competition The Four: Battle for Stardom on FOX. The young singer with Southern charm wowed judges Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, and Meghan Trainor with her powerful voice and stage presentation, packing a punch as she effortlessly covered iconic soul songs like Aretha Franklin’s “I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You” and Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.”

“After watching Evvie triumph on The Four, it was clear that she is the rare vocalist who is equally as gifted in her stage presence,” says Monica Coates, Co-Executive Director of Motown Gospel. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to further develop her into a formidable artist.”

“We’re honored to partner with Evvie and the Motown Gospel team,” says Josh Bailey, VP of A&R, Capitol CMG. “We look forward to introducing her music to a wide range of audiences.”

McKinney has relocated to Nashville and is managed by Mitchell Solarek at Nashville-based Maximum Artist Management. The full-service entertainment group works with clients including Natalie Grant, director and television producer Laurieann Gibson, and Tauren Wells. McKinney’s cover of the Stevie Wonder hit “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)” was recently featured on the Hitsville: A Motown Gospel Celebration project, commemorating Motown Records’ 60th Anniversary. She is currently working on her debut project to be released in 2020.

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