Brandon Kinney wows St. Jude crowd!
5/1/2007 2:42:03 PM
Parsons, TN - Up and coming Capitol Nashville artist Brandon Kinney served up his Texas-style humor-set-to-music to a Tennessee crowd at the 2007 Decatur County World's Largest Coon Hunt Benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and they ate it up. Here's what a local newspaper had to say:
“Up-and-coming artist Brandon Kinney entertained a huge crowd at this year’s World’s Largest Coon Hunt for St. Jude.
“Last year, the World’s Largest Coon Hunt also featured Josh Turner, who already had a couple of hits on the country charts. His appearance there contributed to such a large crowd that the fire marshal had to shut down the fairgrounds building to any more spectators, and the remaining visitors had to watch the concert from screens outside of the building.
“The Britt Brothers Band, featuring Merle Haggard’s guitarist had the audience tapping their toes to those good old country hits from the 50’s through the 70’s.
“This year’s headlining artist, brought to the hunt by American Kennel Club and Modern Management (the same group that manages Turner, along with Sara Evans and Diamond Rio), is just about to release his first album, “Smells Like Texas”, and has a much edgier style than Turner.
“But the majority of the crowd seemed to enjoy Kinney’s rowdier brand of country, which is an entertaining mix of humor, slightly ribald lyrics, and a “the-world’s-going-to-you-know-where-in-a-handbasket-so-Jesus-must-be-coming-soon” mindset.
“The crowd cheered loudly at a song that Kinney said had been recently recorded by Cledus T. Judd, called “Illegals,” a hilarious but thought-provoking take on the problem of illegal aliens.” - The Decatur County Chronicle
Kinney, whose Captiol Nashville album will be released this summer, took time to sign photographs and St. Jude Hunt bumper stickers for the fans after the show.
Accompanied on guitar and backup vocals by fellow song writer Clint Ingersol, Kinney gave a solid country performance with some amazingly humorous lyrics that are sure to gain a large following for the newcomer to the Nashville music scene. Kinney wrote all the material he presented at Parsons.
I had the opportunity to spend some time with Kinney on the bus before and after the show and found him to be a down-to-earth kind of guy with a polite attitude and a ready smile. With Modern Management and Capitol records on his team, he's sure to make a lot of noise when the "Smells Like Texas" CD hits the airwaves and music bins this summer. - Steve Fielder
Photos: (Top) Brandon Kinney poses with the children of Decatur County volunteers Doug and Carol Mooney after the show. (Top right) Kinney's lyrics were hilarious. Here he opened with the crowd-pleasing "Hicks." (Middle Left) Two guitars, two vocalists, some original lyrics, and a huge, appreciative crowd made for a great night of entertainment at the 2007 St. Jude Hunt. (Bottom Left) Brandon signs St. Jude bumper stickers and photos for the crowd. (Bottom Right) St. Jude Ladies Hunt winner Amanda Miller with Brandon after the show. Amanda served as Publicity Director for the 2007 St. Jude Hunt.