“With an urgent vocal delivery full of rich vibrato and a full load of messages, McKenna's a striking new country music voice. Her clear, frank alto voice is not perfect – thankfully – but is riveting, and she is clearly worth serious attention. Of her Kitchen Tapes album, McKenna wrote, ‘The recordings are far from perfect, but they were never meant to be. I’d like to think that their imperfections add to their beauty, and I hope you will, too.’ Amen to that.” - CMT