Stand - Kenny Foster
Our LCM featured artist today US singer-songwriter Kenny Foster was named one of Rolling Stone's '10 New Country Artists You Need to Know'. Coming from the Ozark hills of Missouri and hailing from a long family-line that settled in the area just after the Civil War, he was the one that took up those deep roots and planted them in Nashville, TN to see what he could grow. After a childhood of singing in church and falling in love with his dad's record collection, Kenny started toying with a store-bought guitar and mashing up all of his favorite sounds and songs. His wide range of influences (including James Taylor, Garth Brooks, Counting Crows, and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils) all played their part in creating Kenny's authentic, soulful, rootsy sound. Kenny has just released his new album 'Deep Cuts' in April and our LCM #TrackOfTheDay is the great first single 'Stand'. If you enjoyed his music, Kenny is performing at The Bedford in Balham on the 4th September.
While Kenny Foster isn’t exactly ‘new’ to country music, the momentum behind the unmistakable balladeer’s 2017 release ‘Deep Cuts’ has a host of new fans flocking to the raw grit and brutal honesty of Foster’s remarkably mature, thoughtful and unapologetic songwriting. Lush with real instruments, astute observations and the deconstruction of one man’s head and heart, Foster has built a monument to the American experience that seeks to universalize the specific, and embody the very specific ways that we are all very much the same. While the pop-laden sounds of country radio have been trending away from the genre’s organic roots in recent times, Foster makes a case for preserving the foundations of country music while still allowing it the chance to comment on and even pine over the ever-evolving landscape.
Authentic. Accessible. This timeless collection of songs will echo through the annuls of the story that birthed a great American tradition, and gave words to a nation seeking to reflect its own identity. A welcomed ‘new’ voice may just have us longing for our past, and at the same time, looking ahead at how we will preserve what has always been good, and right, and true.
Foster has shared the stage with artists including Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Brothers Osborne, Old Dominion, Lady Antebellum, Marc Broussard, Butch Walker, Buddy Miller and countless others, along with multiple appearances at the ACM and CMA music festivals. He has received press in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Washington Post and Forbes - who referred to him as a 'country music superstar.' He has been featured in two Super Bowl commercials with Sheryl Crow and Danica Patrick, respectively, and has appeared in numerous episodes of ABC's ‘Nashville’ and had songs placed in ‘Extreme Home Makeover’ and ‘Boston Med’, along with videos featured on national US music channels CMT and GAC.
‘Deep Cuts’ is out now worldwide, and Kenny Foster is on tour in the UK/Ireland later this month.