Who We Are
Lynn McCain is the owner of McCain & Co. Public Relations, a Nashville, Tennessee-based PR firm specializing in media-based companies and projects, including the music, television and book publishing industries. McCain & Co. clients have included EMI Christian Music Group; GRAMMY-winning Song of the Year "Change the World" and its songwriters Gordon Kennedy, Tommy Sims and Wayne Kirkpatrick; GRAMMY and Dove Award winner Bob Carlisle ("Butterfly Kisses"); multiple GRAMMY winner and celebrated lyric soprano, Sony recording artist Kathleen Battle; multiple GRAMMY nominee and world-renowned classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, popular recording artist, speaker and best-selling author T.D. Jakes, two-time GRAMMY Award and three-time Dove Award winner Ashley Cleveland; GRAMMY -nominated, 7-time Dove Award winning guitar legend and Gospel Music Hall of Fame member Phil Keaggy; Three-time GRAMMY winner Kirk Franklin, one of history's top-selling gospel artists; Platinum selling urban gospel trio Trin-i-tee 5:7; Stellar Award winning hip-hop artist Da' T.R.U.T.H. and GRAMMY and Dove Award nominated hip-hop group The Cross Movement.
Prior to founding McCain & Co. Public Relations, Lynn McCain helmed the Public Relations department at Myrrh Records, representing an outstanding roster of artists that included Amy Grant, Jaci Velasquez, Phil Keaggy, First Call, Russ Taff, Bryan Duncan, Anointed, the late Mark Heard, critically acclaimed rockers Dakoda Motor Co., top-ranked surfer & MTV television host Peter King, Greg Long, The 77's, The Choir, Lost Dogs, Guardian, and acclaimed mainstream rocker Bruce Cockburn, among others. McCain's accomplishments at Myrrh included securing over 40 national magazine covers for Myrrh artists in one calendar year.
Before going to Myrrh Records in 1993, McCain served as Publicist at Benson Music Group, breaking the group 4HIM in the press in 1992/93 while securing the group's first ten national magazine covers (including the first-ever Christian artist on the cover of general market trade Cashbox Magazine, as well as CCM Magazine, etc.), numerous television appearances (including a performance on the 1993 Dove Awards telecast) and hundreds of feature articles and reviews. 4HIM won the first of three consecutive Dove Awards for Group of the Year in 1993 and took home the blue ribbon for the Christian Booksellers Association's 1993 Total Promotional Campaign Impact Award. While at Benson, McCain also represented such outstanding artists as Fred Hammond, Commissioned, Hezekiah Walker, Albertina Walker, Dawkins & Dawkins, Al Denson, Thomas Whitfield, The Gospel Music Workshop of America (GMWA) Mass Choir and Billy & Sarah Gaines.
Prior to her long history as a public relations and music industry executive, McCain majored in English and studied creative writing at the University of North Carolina. She has written numerous magazine articles and is a frequent presenter on publicity panels and seminars at events and conferences, including Gospel Music Week (GMA), The Gospel Heritage Foundation, The Babbie Mason Music Conference International, The Gospel Music Association, Estes Park Christian Artists Seminar and more. She has written and/or co-written numerous songs, including the #1 hit single, "Color of Grace." She is a member of the Gospel Music Association and has served on a number of committees for the organization, including the GMA board’s Industry and Media Relations Committee, and the founding committees for both CMVR and The GMA Academy.