When McKenna steps up to the microphone, audiences are stunned by the rich, strong voice that emerges from the petite and pretty 16-year old. She can wail on a blues song like When a Man Loves a Woman or drive a hard-hitting song like Something to TalkAbout and she can tug on the hearts of audiences with her memorable rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone.
McKenna comes by her talent honestly and naturally. She is the daughter of Bill Medley, who has had a four-decade career as a successful singer, both as a solo artist and as the deep bass voice of the Righteous Brothers.
McKenna got the craving to sing at age six. Her debut was at the Nugget Hotel in Reno in 1994. Since that time she has made numerous concert appearances. A particularly memorable performance was in 1997 when she sang at a benefit for abused women, sharing the bill with her Dad and 3ennifer Warrens (the award-winning duo of I've Had The Time of My Life).
Two years ago, McKenna dazzled a celebrity-filled audience at actress Connie Stevens' Celebrity Extravaganza" in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Connie, a long-time family friend, was thrilled by McKenna's performance. "McKenna is quite sensational," Stevens says. She comes alive with pose and magnetism despite her young age and reaches an audience on a clear and undeniable level."
For the last three years, McKenna has been the opening act for her Dad Bill in Laughlin, Nevada. McKenna Medley is on her way to becoming a nationally known singer," proclaimed the Laughlin Entertainer.
McKenna also enjoys writing her own music, usually songs from the words in her head. For the last year or so she has been working with a group called McKenna Medley and Street Wise. They recently performed with the Righteous Brothers and have Opened for such acts as Frankie Avalon. They have also been the warm-up act for the CBS television show Everybody Loves Ray.