McKinney James
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McKinney James

Kyle, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2023

Kyle, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2023
Duo Americana Rock




"One Sheet - About McKinney James single Crazy Like"

One Sheet - About McKinney James single Crazy Like - Texas Time Artist Services

" (interview w/ Brooklyn)"

I walked into studio with my trusty little notepad lined in hen scratch—“Woke up this morning, got on a plane, can’t cry anymore that I don’t wear your ring…”—with a blip of melody and a general idea. Eric picked up his guitar, plucked out the melody while offering on-the-spot transitions from verse to chorus to bridge, all the while imagining production elements: “We’ll add some reverberated guitar, some ukulele, some steel pans, give it some island flavor.” The “can’t cry anymore” line gave rise to the underlining rock-and-roll rhythm in the vein of Sheryl Crow, an artist whom Eric and I both admire. - Brooklyn James in interview w/ Six Twelve Entertainment

"One Sheet - About McKinney James and debut single "I Don't Care""

One Sheet - About McKinney James and debut single "I Don't Care" - Texas Time Artist Services

"Shout Out - Playlist add and Instagram Stories @sixtwelveent"

Posted to New Tunes Tuesday playlist and IG stories by @sixtwelveent - Six Twelve Entertainment

"The 612 Interview with Brooklyn James (of McKinney James duo)"

"It’s different than anything we’ve ever put out there. One of those songs where in the listen-backs Eric and I were sharing half grins and head nods, like yeah, we need to play more within this range and sound in the future." - Six Twelve Entertainment


Single - I Dont Care by McKinney James, released 7/21/23

Single - One Of Them Boys by McKinney James, released 9/1/23

Single - Hits Me by McKinney James, released 11/14/23



Excited to announce that producer/engineer/ session musician Eric McKinney and author/ singer-songwriter/actress Brooklyn James have teamed up to start releasing some singles under the duo name McKinney James.

First up, the single "I Don't Care" by McKinney James is a fun summer/island vibe track and was added at Radio & Summer Spotify Playlists and new music playlists in 2023

Second up, the single "One Of Them Boys" released 9/1/23 is an homage to those men who aren't the life of the party but who are nevertheless rock solid in life and in love!

Brooklyn James is a talented author, singer-songwriter and moonlights occasionally in voice-over and film. Impressed by her drive, talent, charisma and songwriting abilities, producer Eric McKinney has continually worked with Brooklyn on many projects over the years at his studio (Wonderland Studios ATX). Additionally, they've had a standing Sunday Songwriting Sessions (weekly songwriting day together) for several years now.

Eric McKinney is an in-demand engineer, producer, creative songwriter/composer, multi-instrumentalist, artist consultant and manager with a long list of credits including working with many top Texas artists and session players. He has been credited as a producer, engineer, mastering engineer or studio musician on well over 1000+ studio projects. He has worked with projects from all over the world and has produced many songs charting #1 or as top 10s on various Texas Music Charts, Regional Charts and Charts Featured in Billboard.

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