This California-based singer/ songwriter is a 20 year old with music so good that you cannot stop stomping your boots on the ground once she starts singing. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Country music fan or not, McKenna Faith, whose birth name is McKenna Garcia, will totally make you fall in love with her energetic and passionate voice. She is from northern side of California and grew up doing barrel racing eventually competing in World Finals. She first took on to singing by singing National Anthem at the rodeos which lead her to give half-time performances at rodeos. She was admired and applauded by people which made her take music even more seriously. McKenna traded her saddle for guitar and started singing and writing songs. Currently, she records her songs and co-writes them in Nashville.
In 2014, she was the number 1 best-selling independent country female artist on iTunes. She has performed with some of the top guns of music industry, and released two albums, “We like trucks” in 2013, and “Let’s Get Lost” in 2014. Her EP, “Seal it with a kiss”, came in 2015 which was well-received by both critics and people.
Let’s find out more about this young, talented artist.
How important is jeans to a country artist?
Every girl needs her favorite pair of jeans, country artist or not!
Are you more skilled at acoustic or electric guitar?
Defiantly acoustic, but I’ve started learning electric and can’t wait to play electric at my shows.
Which song has always been on your playlist or stayed there for the longest period?
What is the story behind the intense lyrics of “Let’s Get Lost”?
Let’s Get Lost is about getting lost with someone you love, it’s a really direct narrative.
How consumed or lost do you get while performing in front of audience?
When you’re on stage you can channel whatever you’re going through personally, and there are definitely those shows where you’re totally getting lost and just enjoying the music.
You have been on many music tours, what is the craziest thing you have done?
I’ve been blessed to get to perform at so many incredible fairs, festivals and nightclubs- but my favorite would definitely be the Blake Shelton & Friends Cruise that I performed on.
What inspires you to write a song? How do you begin and end writing lyrics or creating a sound?
It’s different all the time. Sometimes I’ll write lyrics in my phone and put music to it later, or sometimes I’ll come up with a melody and the lyrics will come later. It’s those times that I really love co-writing because you get a whole new perspective on your ideas.
Would you be collaborating with other stars, if yes than who is the lucky artist on your watch?
I actually did a duet with Frankie Ballard at one of his shows. We covered the Johnny & June classic Jackson. I would love to do more in the future! Dierks Bentley would definitely be at the top of that list.
Where can we find your music and how can your fans reach you?
My music is available pretty much everywhere! ITunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, Beats Music- you can find links to everything and my social media sites as well at www.mckenna-faith.com