Country Singer

Maria McKee

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Age 59
Birthday August 171964
Birth Sign Leo
City Los Angeles
Country CA
Profession Country Singer

Maria McKee is a famous Country Singer, born on August 17, 1964 in United States. As of December 2022, Maria McKee’s net worth is $5 Million. She contributed to works by other musicians, including penning Feargal Sharkey’s #1 hit “A Good Heart” and singing a duet with Dwight Yoakam for his 1986 debut album.

Parents Jack McKee, Elizabeth McKee
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Siblings Bryan MacLean
Spouse Jim Akin
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Maria McKee Biography

Singer of the UK hit “Show Me Heaven” who co-founded the country and rock band Lone Justice. Maria McKee was born in Los Angeles in 1964. She grew up in a bohemian family and is the half-sister of Bryan MacLean, who had been the guitarist and vocalist for the 1960s psychedelic band, Love (he died in 1998 at age 51). She is married to musician and filmmaker Jim Akin. She is a dog lover, and she and Akin have had a range of breeds as pets over the years, including a pug, greyhound, and whippet. She also has volunteered with a greyhound adoption group. Her song, “My First Night without You”, was written after one of her pugs died. Maria came out in 2018 as pansexual and has done advocacy and activist work for trans women, helping them access hormones and gender affirming surgeries..

Her half brother, Bryan MacLean, was the guitarist for Love. The two often played duets as teenagers.

Maria Luisa McKee (born August 17, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter. She is best known for her work with Lone Justice, her 1990 UK solo chart-topping hit “Show Me Heaven”, and her song “If Love Is a Red Dress (Hang Me in Rags)” from the film Pulp Fiction. She is the half-sister of Bryan MacLean, who was best known as a guitarist and vocalist in the band Love.

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McKee was a founding member of the cowpunk and proto Americana band, Lone Justice, in 1982, with whom she released two albums. Several compilations of both previously released and unreleased material and a BBC Live in Concert album have been released since the group disbanded. Bob Dylan wrote the song “Go Away Little Boy” for the band’s debut album, Lone Justice, which later appeared as a B-side. The band opened for such acts as U2 and Tom Petty. During this period of her career she was managed by Jimmy Iovine.

Maria McKee Net Worth

Maria McKee is one of the richest Country Singer & listed on most popular Country Singer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Maria McKee‘s net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Country Singer
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House Living in own house.

She started the cowpunk band Lone Justice in 1982, with the group releasing two albums and opening once for the band U2.

McKee was a founding member of the cowpunk and proto Americana band, Lone Justice, in 1982, with whom she released two albums. Several compilations of both previously released and unreleased material and a BBC Live in Concert album have been released since the group disbanded. Bob Dylan wrote the song “Go Away Little Boy” for the band’s debut album, Lone Justice, which later appeared as a B-side. The band opened for such acts as U2 and Tom Petty. During this period of her career she was managed by Jimmy Iovine.

When she was 19, she wrote Feargal Sharkey’s 1985 song, “A Good Heart”, which she has since recorded and released on her album Late December. Sharkey later also covered “To Miss Someone” (from McKee’s self-titled solo debut) on his third solo album “Songs From The Mardi Gras”. In 1987 she appeared in the Robbie Robertson music video “Somewhere Down the Crazy River” (directed by Martin Scorsese) and contributed back-up vocals to his debut solo album, which included the song. She released her first solo, self-titled album in 1989. On the album Richard Thompson played guitar and Steve Wickham from The Waterboys played fiddle. It received critical acclaim in Europe, prompting McKee to move to Ireland.

Her song “Show Me Heaven”, which appeared on the soundtrack to the film Days of Thunder, was a number one single in the UK for four weeks in 1990. She rarely performed this song in public up until recently, when she sang it at Dublin Pride.

Who is Maria McKee dating?

According to our records, Maria McKee married to Jim Akin. As of May 2022, Maria McKee’s is not dating anyone.

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In 1992 she released the song “Sweetest Child” which was produced by Youth and featured Robert “Throb” Young from the band Primal Scream.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Country Singer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United States. Maria McKee celebrates birthday on August 17 of every year.

In addition to writing Sharkey’s hit “A Good Heart”, McKee has also contributed to the Victoria Williams’ tribute album Sweet Relief, on the song “Opelousas (Sweet Relief)”. She has also provided backing vocals to U2’s cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” (B-side of 1992 “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses” single from their Achtung Baby album), as well as to the Counting Crows’ 1993 debut August and Everything After on “Sullivan Street” and “Mr. Jones”. On Robin Zander’s 1993 solo album she sang backing vocals for the track “Reactionary Girl”. She also sang backing vocals on Robbie Robertson’s debut and self-titled solo album, on the track “American Roulette”. Much lesser known is her contribution of lead and co-lead vocals on two tracks on a contemporary Christian praise and worship album called Come As You Are.

What is Maria McKee doing now?

After that she largely disappeared from public eye save for a few one-off shows and film work with husband/filmmaker Jim Akin. But, now 13 years after her last new music McKee is back with the superb La Vita Nuova.

Did Maria McKee live in Ireland?

US singer-songwriter Maria McKee recalls the highs and lows of being a member of Joshua Tree tour support act Lone Justice, and the beautiful days spent with a gang of Irish musicians at Adam Clayton’s Rathfarnham guesthouse. I lived in Ireland from 1988 to 1992.

How old is singer Maria McKee?

57 years (August 17, 1964)

What happened Lone Justice?

Still, despite good press and media hype, Lone Justice failed to sell; slickly produced by the band’s manager, Jimmy Iovine, it failed to connect with either country or rock audiences. In the record’s wake, Hedgecock, Etzioni, and Heffington all exited the band, leaving McKee to lead Lone Justice alone.

Is Maria McKee married?

Jim Akin

In 1995, Bette Midler recorded McKee’s tracks “To Deserve You” and “The Last Time” for her platinum album Bette of Roses. In 1998, The Dixie Chicks recorded McKee’s “Am I the Only One (Who’s Ever Felt This Way?)” and included it on their Grammy-nominated album Wide Open Spaces.

In 2009, McKee’s short story, “Charcoal”, was included in the Melville House Publishing short fiction anthology, Amplified: Fiction from Leading Alt-Country, Indie Rock, Blues and Folk Musicians. In 2018, an audio version of “Charcoal” was recorded by voice actor Patrice Gambardella and published on Bibliophone, a free audio book platform.

In 2013, McKee and her husband, Jim Akin, self-released their first independent feature film, After the Triumph of Your Birth, through their production company, Shootist Films. The film was written, directed, shot, recorded, and edited by Akin and features McKee (who co-produced) in her acting debut as an ensemble cast member. They scored the film together and the soundtrack was released in 2012.

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