With undeniable spirit, mile-high range, and earthquaking delivery, Republic Records recording artist Evvie McKinney exudes her own sense of style, swagger, and soul that’s both classic and current. She recently made history as the first winner of FOX’s hit series, The Four: Battle for Stardom, at age 20. Her musical journey began when she joined a choir at age 5 in her hometown of Memphis, TN, and despite facing many hardships growing up, Evvie relentlessly continued to pursue her dream. She went from the Young Actors Guild Theatre and Dance Company to Stax Music Academy, where she assumed the role of lead singer and actress. Along the way, she has performed with the likes of David Porter, Lalah Hathaway, Sam (of Sam and Dave) and Larry Dodson of The Bar-Kays, to name a few. By 2015, she achieved a National Young Arts Foundation scholarship and was recognized as its “Merit Winner” in Popular Voice. On The Four, Evvie instantly captured the hearts of millions by belting out classics from Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and “Glory” by Common and John Legend. Since then, she has performed extensively, including her debut single, “How Do You Feel,” on the Teen Choice Awards. She also performed at the iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas and, as one of their “On the Verge Artists” in 2018, stands poised to leave an indelible mark on soul.