Lori McKenna is releasing her new album, The Balladeer, July 24 on CN Records via Thirty Tigers. A new single from the project, “When You’re My Age,” is premiering today.
McKenna wrote the majority of the album solo except for three songs written with Hillary Lindsey and Liz Rose, who also provide backing vocals on some tracks along with Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman.
“I’m at the age now where you can see really well where you’re going, because you’re helping your parents and you’ve lived through what your kids are doing. It’s this weird emotional time where you’re like a bookkeeper, writing it all down, trying to make sense of it and add it all up somehow.”
In conjunction with its release, “When You’re My Age” has been selected as the official song for the Class of 2020 by Jostens—the nation’s leading provider of custom class jewelry, graduation products and yearbooks. The song will be featured as part of Jostens’ free online “Virtual Commencement” programs this spring and summer, which have been designed to help high schools and colleges celebrate their Class of 2020 throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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