Lori McKenna - The Bird & The Rifle
Our January 2017 Record of the Month was the Massachusetts native Lori McKenna’s Grammy nominated album The Bird & The Rifle, which featured two Grammy nominated songs as well! The album was officially released in July 2016 and it is her eighth studio album.
The title of the album, "The Bird & The Rifle", comes from a Modern Family episode named Haley's 21st Birthday. In this episode two of the characters briefly debate getting matching bird and rifle tattoos. McKenna was ironing and had the episode playing in the background when her idea originated.
The album, produced by Dave Cobb, was recorded live, which is a signature method of his.