ABOUT
With undeniable spirit, mile-high range, and earthquaking delivery, Evvie McKinney exudes her own sense of style, swagger, and soul that’s both classic and current.

Born and raised in the birthplace of Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, Memphis, TN, the 20-year-old made history when she emerged as the first winner of the FOX hit series, The Four: Battle For Stardom. However, her journey began at five-years-old when she joined her first choir at the urging of her mother and musician father. One of seven kids, she faced hardship throughout childhood with her dad passing in 2005 and her mom struggling to support the family. Living in a home provided by Habitat for Humanity, Evvie pursued her dream relentlessly. She went from the Young Actors Guild Theatre and Dance Company to Stax Music Academy where she assumed the role of lead singer and actress. Along the way, she performed for everyone from David Porter to LaLa Hathaway and shared the stage with Sam of Sam and Dave and Larry Dodson of The Bar-Kays, to name a few. By 2015, she achieved a National YoungArts Foundation scholarship and was recognized as its “Merit Winner” in Popular Voice. 2017 saw her audition for The Four. From the jump, she instantly captured the hearts of millions by belting out classics from Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner in addition to serving up a heart-wrenching rendition of the Academy Award-winning “Glory” by Common and John Legend. Now, she stands poised to leave an indelible mark on soul with her debut single “How Do You Feel” and more music on the horizon.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Season 1 Winner of FOX’s “The Four: Battle for Stardom” (2018)
• 2018 Teen Choice Awards performed “How Do You Feel”
• BBC's “Jools Holland Show” (London)
• Recording artist with Republic Records
• Named one of 2018’s iHeart Radio’s “On the Verge Artists”
• Performed at the 2018 iHeart Music Fest in Las Vegas
• Extensive concert touring, including United States (over 40 cities), United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and Portugal
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