Kenny Hess has now been a part of the music industry since the 80’s when he started a life of making music for a living. Born in Outlook Saskatchewan music was always a part of his life and at just 15 Kenny started traveling the country singing the songs of such greats as Charlie Pride, Don Williams and Merle Haggard and it wasn’t long before he was singing his own songs and sharing the stage with those very same great artists.
A prolific songwriter, Kenny was noticed by Nashville’ legendary songwriter Harlan Howard and soon Kenny began writing for Harlan Howard songsone of the most prestigious publishing houses in the country. This also led to a publishing and recording deal with Curb records Nashville. Though he has been blessed with a huge voice and songwriting skills, Kenny’ real strength has always been his ability to hold a crowd of any size in the palm of his hand whether it be with his voice, his sense of humor, or his heartfelt songs of life.
Kenny has had a very successful career with several songs reaching the top 40 nationally, over 200 of his original songs recorded and 14 critically acclaimed CDs to his credit. He has also been nominated for Canadian Country Music Awards and has won several BC country music awardsincluding Male vocalist of the year, Songwriter of the year, producerand Album of the year. In fact along with all of the other awards Kenny is the 8 time traditional country artist of the yearand in 2010 Kenny was honored with the Entertainer life time achievement award. The last few years have been busy seeing Kenny not only perform his usual slate of dates as the headline act but also had him working shows and opening for artists like Willy Nelson,Toby Keith,Brad Paisley, Randy Travis,Dwight Yoakam, Reba, Merle Haggard, Nitty Gritty Dirt band and many, many more… In 2015 Kenny was called back home to BC where he was given the honor of being inducted into the Country Music hall of Fame.
“A natural born entertainer with a huge voice and great songs makes for a very special show. If you have never seen him perform, please go grab a seat, sit back and enjoy a little taste of good ole country music… Kenny Hess style!