|Tags:||female vocalists country singer-songwriter rock alt-country pop folk american 80s|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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17 August 1964, Los Angeles, California, USA. Before her solo career McKee was the singer with Lone Justice, a band formed by her half-brother, Bryan MacLean, the former Love guitarist and vocalist. Both Lone Justice albums, 1985s Lone Justice and 1987s Shelter, were critically acclaimed. After the break-up of the band McKee took time to compose herself, and her debut solo album for Geffen Records provided a good platform for her impressive songwriting. Her powerful voice and distinctive register (similar to a more cultured Janis Joplin) were allied to more pop-orientated hooks by producer Mitchell Froom. Predominantly concerned with romance and heartbreak, it was boosted commercially by 1990s unrepresentative UK number 1 single, Show Me Heaven, taken from the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise movie, Days Of Thunder.
Touring extensively in support of the album, McKee eventually decided to move to Ireland. This period...