|He joined a bluegrass band and started
writing songs. He landed a regular job playing at a
Mexican restaurant and local bars and fraternity houses.
He graduated in December 1990 with a degree in
advertising and moved to Nashville in January of 1991.
arriving in Nashville, Kenny paid his dues singing at a
club on Lower Broadway. Later, he parked cars and
concentrated on songwriting. His songwriting skills have
helped to open many doors for him. In 1992, he signed a
publishing deal with Acuff-Rose Music. A songwriter's
showcase led to the signing of his recording contract
with Capricorn Records.
His 1994 Capricorn album, "In My Wildest
Dreams," had little success, but gained the
attention of Music Row Executives. When Capricorn closed
their Country division, Kenny signed with BNA Records.
His initial taste of success came with his
first album on BNA, "All I Need to Know," with
hits like "Fall in Love" and "All I Need
to Know" and "Grandpa Told Me So."
Kenny scored his first #1 record with
"When I Close My Eyes" from his sophomore
project on BNA, "Me and You." Other hits from
the gold-certified album include "Me and You"
and "Back in My Arms Again."
His latest BNA project, "I Will
Stand," has already produced a 3-week #1 single on
Billboard Charts with "She's Got It All." He is
joined by his pals Tracy Lawrence and George Jones on the
stone country cut, "From Hillbilly Heaven to Honky
Tonk Hell," also included on the album. Musically
speaking, he has never sounded so confident, mature,
soulful and rooted in his influences.
"I don't know how long the good Lord's
gonna let me be in this music business, or even be this
successful at it, " he adds with a warm, measured
smile. "So while I'm here, I want to enjoy every
minute of it."