McKinney is a bass player, singer, songwriter, empowerment speaker, living in Asheville, NC. McKinney is attending UNCA as a jazz performance major with a vocal minor. She has immersed herself in the funk music community in Asheville and become a regular at The Tuesday Night Funk Jam. Since moving to AVL, she has played with the Alive After Five Concert Series with The Asheville All-Stars, was the bass player for the sold-out LIZZO/Talking Heads tribute with members of The Fritz, and performed with the Women who moved the Needle event sponsored by The Asheville Symphony. She has played with numerous bands throughout Asheville as well as with her own band at venues up and down the East Coast. McKinney is a resident artist with LEAF Global Arts, an ambassador for Free2Luv, and a founding member of The One Voice Project.