He was just a teenager when he first discovered that country music held his heart and that joining the ranks of legends, especially George Strait was where he wanted to be. At the young age of 18 his first major country concert was George Strait and it was then that he knew without a doubt that playing country music is where he would belong.
He released his debut self-titled album in 2001. That album gave him three singles on the charts, one in particular “That’s Just Jessie”, making the Top 20 on Billboards Hot Country Singles & Tracks. As it happens with most young artists he encountered some ups and downs in the early years amid frustrations of finding his niche and having written several songs only to have them put on the back burner. Kevin kept pushing forward to find just the right spot in industry and with a deeply rooted trust in faith and family he kept pushing forward. Fans around the world are glad he did and ready to welcome his new music.
Now releasing his second album “Something In Between” Denney is proving how serious about his music and serious about writing hit making songs he really is.
His newest release has that southern fried twang of true homegrown country. Like a shot of adrenaline for your soul it pumps you up and brings you in to the moment.
Track one “I Want The Real Think” has a classic feel with a hint of traditional country to the music.
Denney’s vocals are rich, warm and expressive. I loved the southern drawl and how there’s an added swagger that floats the melody smoothly across the pallet.
Music has really always been a big part of his life. Keith Whitley was a huge influence on Denneys love of country music and George Jones was a family favorite who also greatly influenced him in his younger years and as luck would have it, Denney had the opportunity to meet Jones. That meeting would further his love of country music and his drive for making his mark in the industry.
It’s for certain this young man will go places. He’s like a modern day George Strait with a twist of Alan Jackson. For instance with track #4 “Everybody Just Calm Down”, presents a bit slower ballad style. It’s telling the story of how we all need to slow down in life and take a look at all things we miss by running around so fast in life. ‘Everybody Just Calm Down” touches on something we can all relate to.
There’s a mix of traditional country and toe tapping, boot scoot boogie rocking country on this album and you won’t want to miss it.
This album was produced by Phillip White, with “Get A Lotta Living Done” produced by Greg Cole, Kevin Denney and Rick “LD” Wayne.
As a special treat the last track on this collection produced by Denney and Rick Wayne is “ That’s Just Jessie”, an acoustic bonus from his first album. For more information on Kevin Denney slide on over to his official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kevindenneyofficial/?fref=ts and be sure to catch a show soon. This is one you don’t want to miss.
Photo credits: Ora Walker Photography and courtesy of Kevin Denney