Lila McCann
American musician
Lila McCann
Lila Elaine McCann is an American country music singer who made her debut at age sixteen with the single "Down Came a Blackbird. " Reaching a peak of No.  28 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, the song 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 United States.
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    TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 26
    McCann left Broken Bow Records in early 2008 and announced in October of the same year that she was expecting her and her husband's first child.
    More Details Hide Details She now lives in Nashville with her 3 dogs, her husband Mike, and their sons Abraham Elliot (born December 15, 2008) and Benjamin (born December 6, 2011), and works as a photographer, operating a photography business in the Nashville area.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    A fifth single for Broken Bow, titled "That's What Angels Do", was shipped to radio in December 2007, and entered the country music charts at No. 60.
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  • 2005
    Age 23
    On November 20 of 2005, McCann married her boyfriend Mike Wolofsky in Nashville, Tennessee.
    More Details Hide Details Later that same year, McCann signed to a new recording contract with Broken Bow Records, an independent record label. Although four singles were issued on the label between 2005 and early 2006, no album was released on Broken Bow during that timespan.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    McCann was dropped from Warner Bros.' roster in 2002, following the release of a Super Hits compilation which was composed of material from her previous albums.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1997
    Age 15
    "Down Came a Blackbird" was issued in mid-1997 as the first single from her debut album, Lila; the song went on to peak at No. 28 on the Billboard country charts.
    More Details Hide Details Released in June 1997, Lila drew critical acclaim and comparisons to LeAnn Rimes. These comparisons stemmed from the fact that both singers, who were teenagers at the time, were recording material that was considered mature for their age. Lila was also the highest-selling album for a new country music act that year, earning platinum certification in the United States for shipments of one million copies. "I Wanna Fall in Love", the album's second single, became McCann's highest-charting single at No. 3 on the US country charts and No. 1 on the Canadian country charts. However, the third and fourth singles (a cover of Sheena Easton's "Almost Over You" and the Mark Spiro-Andrew Gold collaboration "Yippy Ky Yay", respectively) failed to make Top 40 in the US, although the former was a No. 38 in Canada. Later in 1998, McCann recorded a song entitled "To Get Me to You" for the soundtrack to the movie Hope Floats. This song was released to radio, although it did not chart.
    McCann's version of the song was sent to Seymour Stein, president of the Asylum Records label, who signed her to a recording contract in 1997.
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    Reaching a peak of No. 28 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, the song 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 United States.
    More Details Hide Details McCann played Kelly Wyman, an aspiring country singer in Walker, Texas Ranger, "Eyes of a Ranger" 1998 episode. She sang USA national anthem a cappella for an opening to a rodeo sequence in the episode, and serenaded the main character, Walker (Chuck Norris), singing "Eyes of a Ranger". McCann followed Lila with two more albums: 1999's gold-certified Something in the Air and 2001's Complete, before being dropped by her label in 2001. She signed to the independent Broken Bow Records label in 2005, releasing five singles for the label before being dropped in 2008. Overall, she has charted twelve singles on the Billboard country charts, with the highest-peaking being 1998's "I Wanna Fall in Love" at No. 3. Her second-highest peaking single, 1999's "With You", which reached No. 9 on the country charts and No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100, her only entry on the latter chart.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on December 4, 1981.
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