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MOTOWN GOSPEL'S EVVIE MCKINNEY KICKS OFF 2021 WITH HER HIGHLY ANTICIPATED EP, THIS IS EVVIE MCKINNEY




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NEWS SOURCE: LPC Consulting
February 26, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN (February 26, 2021) — Motown Gospel/Capitol CMG recording artist Evvie McKinney announces the release of her highly anticipated EP, “This Is Evvie McKinney”, available on all digital platforms today and by clicking here. Accompanying the release, Evvie also debuts her first single and video from the project, “Do It Again”. Nashville’s Analog Lounge serves as the video’s funky backdrop while Evvie’s soulful and melodious sound captivates the viewer. “This Is Evvie McKinney'' is a project that I put my whole heart into. It gives people the real Evvie McKinney and reflects my relationship with Christ in depth”, says Evvie. “I may be young, but the Lord has blessed me beyond measure and has been with me through the trenches. He is my life coach and He helps develop me when no one is watching. THIS is Evvie McKinney!

"This Is Evvie McKinney" comes after an incredible breakthrough year for the artist. After debuting her hit single Bring the Whole Hood, which she co-wrote with Meghan Trainor, Evvie has continued to knock down doors and prove that she is here to stay. In 2020, she:

  • Entered the Christian Billboard Charts at #22 with her hit single, “Look No Further” (which then climbed to #2 on the Hot Gospels Chart last month!)

  • Co-hosted The Stellar Gospel Music Awards Pre-Show Experience, alongside Todd Dulaney. If you missed it, check her out here!

  • Celebrated 1M Spotify streams in 91 countries!

  • Recently filmed a performance for “Stellar Music of Hope” Easter special on UP TV plus syndication

  • Performed in company with The Clark Sisters, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Tye Tribbett for BET’s A Day of Healing music special

  • Performed at the 5th Annual Black Music Honors special on Bounce TV, in a tribute to music legend Deborah Cox

Her powerful voice, talent and unstoppable drive has earned Evvie fans from all over the world, including stamps of approval from some famous names and top-tier media such as:

“I LOVE this song, it is so GOOD. I am so proud of you @evvie_music!” - Fergie

“I just love her heart!” - Michelle Williams

“Bravo @evvie_music!! Love your new song!” - Priscilla Shirer

“Love this song so much!” - Koryn Hawthorne

“Evvie McKinney is here to spread love and positivity with her smooth, sultry voice that can move mountains.” - Flaunt Magazine

"Evvie's success and career is certainly a testament to the power of her faith." - Commercial Appeal

“Evvie is AMAZING!!! I'm a huge fan and not simply because of her voice. Her energy is completely infectious and spirit is beautiful. I truly enjoyed our chat and am looking forward to seeing her star rise.”- Ebony 

“From the moment she stepped on The Four’s stage primed to steal one of the singer’s seats, she visibly wowed the judges...Every time McKinney opened her mouth, her competitors were shook. And it wasn’t just her vocals, but her energetic stage presence.” - Essence

Evvie McKinney rose to prominence as the winner of the inaugural season of the TV singing competition The Four: Battle for Stardom on FOX. The soulful singer wowed judges Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, and Meghan Trainor with her powerful voice and fearless 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.” ”

McKinney is managed by Mitchell Solarek at Maximum Artist Management. The full-service entertainment group boasts over two decades of success, with notable clients including 6-time GRAMMY® nominee Natalie Grant, Emmy®-nominated creative director and television personality Laurieann Gibson, and 6-time GRAMMY® nominee Tauren Wells.



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