Lila McCann Is Our Wednesday’s Watch Artist – Welcome Back Lila

Country songstress Lila McCann made her debut at the ripe old age of 16 with the single “Down Came a Blackbird”. The song peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, and was the first release from her 1997 album Lila, which became the highest selling album for a debut country music act in all of 1997 and was certified platinum in the US.

Lila made her screen debut the following year in the Walker, Texas Ranger 1998 episode “Eyes of a Ranger”, where she sang the National Anthem a cappella for an opening to a rodeo sequence, and serenaded Chuck Norris aka “Walker” with a performance of the theme song, “Eyes of a Ranger”. She released two more albums, 1999’s Something in the Air, which was gold-certified, and 2001’s Complete, before she was dropped by her label in 2001. In 2005 she signed to Broken Bow Records (Jason Aldean), where she released five singles before being dropped in 2008. Lila has charted twelve singles on the Billboard country charts in total.

Ultimately, family life came calling and took priority over her Lila’s music career for a time. The now 35 year old took a break when she was 24, after having just found out she was pregnant with her first child. According to Lila, she didn’t intend to take such a long break, that’s just how things ended up, but now she’s ready to get back to making music! To kick off her comeback, she is releasing an EP titled Paint This Town, which boasts six new songs. What’s different about this collection of new songs is the fact that McCann is releasing them independently, without the funding and help of a label, through PledgeMusic

2017 “Together Tour” finds Lila teaming up with Bryan White, who is an exceptional artist in his own rite. We are very excited to hear what Lila’s comeback has to offer and have no doubt that it will be awesome. Be sure to check out her new EP Paint This Town!

(Written by Liz Austin/CMM Contributor)

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