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New & Noteworthy: Kenton Bryant

Photo Courtesy of Big Machine Music

Kentucky native, Kenton Bryant, may have grown up with his twofeet firmly in the state’s blue grass but his musical roots were planted deep in the sounds of legends like Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and The Eagles. His teenage years would likely find him in a garage, cranking up a Fender Vibrolux amp, banging away at the timeless songs of these greats.

As the years went on, his love of artists who could deliver raw emotion with a classic edge grew, and so did the list of his musical influences. Keith Urban followed by Eric Church proved that this authentic approach could explode in Country Music. Kenton soon realized that his own artistry which he had been honing – unique phrasing wrapped around well-crafted lyrics sitting on a bed of classic rock textures – could have a home in Nashville.

With no backup plan, Kenton uprooted his life and moved down I-65 south to pursue his dream of recording and performing music for a livelihood. His diligent work studying and crafting songs with hitmakers up and down Music Row paid off when in 2017, Kenton signed a joint publishing agreement with 50 Egg Music (Jonathan Singleton, Luke Combs) and Big Machine Music (publishing division of Big Machine Label Group).

Kenton will deliver preview of his gritty, earthy sound on his debut self-titled EP, out August 24. Kenton lends his songwriting sensibilities across six tracks and showcases his musicianship playing the acoustic and electric guitar heard throughout alongside Singleton who produced the collection.

EP means to much to me. The song we selected for it are the kind of songs people are going to want to drink to, laugh to, miss someone to, and hopefully keep spinning over and over.

Get to know New & Noteworthy Artist Kenton Bryant

  • Current Single/Project: KENTON BRYANT EP (debut self-titled EP)
  • Musical Influences: Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Paul McCartney
  • Personal Influences: My hometown of Glasgow, Kentucky, old guitars, Jim Beam bourbon, and anything on vinyl.
  • Why You Should Be Listening: I’m an everyday guy that loves to find a different ways to spin age-old ideas. If you love production that pushes boundaries, and lyrics that are rooted in small-town America, I think you’ll like the music.
  • Music Sounds Like: Kip Moore, Eric Church, and Keith Urban

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