Kenny Foster Pays Homage To His Roots On Latest Single ‘Somewhere In Middle America’
Singer-Songwriter Kenny Foster Pays Homage To His Roots With The Release Of His Latest Single ‘Somewhere In Middle America’
NASHVILLE, TN. / LONDON, UK. – (February 4, 2022) – Rising singer-songwriter, Kenny Foster, has released his latest single, ‘Somewhere In Middle America‘, available to stream/download on all digital platforms now, following a world exclusive first play on BBC Radio 2 yesterday (3/2) from Bob Harris, who praised the song’s “dreamy production”.
The warm-hearted track paints a picture of a rural landscape where small-town folks live simple lives, learning life’s biggest lessons – a place somewhere in middle America. The title track from Kenny’s upcoming album, due out in early summer, builds the sense of community and sets the scene for the album’s other tracks to exist within.
“To help frame the record as a whole, this song is creating a sonic landscape that people can feel,” says Foster. “I wanted people that are never going to drive through Middle America to viscerally feel what it’s like to be there and for those that live there, I wanted to create something that resonated, sort of a nod, an if-you-know-you-know situation.”
Taken from the pages of Kenny’s own story, ‘Somewhere In Middle America’ explores the often overlooked and unpolished way of life in America’s heartland. The song illustrates the humble, yet wonderfully colourful tapestry that is Middle America – eggs on the griddle, prom kings alongside Dairy Queens, sage wisdom from porch swing prophets, and a culture where having just enough was all you needed – for Kenny, this is home.
Stay tuned for even more new music from Kenny this year as he prepares to release his second full-length album due out this summer.
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ABOUT KENNY FOSTER:
Kenny Foster has shared the stage with artists including Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Brothers Osborne, Old Dominion, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Butch Walker, Lady A and countless others. He was named one of the “Top 10 New Artists You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone and has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today and Forbes. He has appeared in two Super Bowl commercials with Sheryl Crow and Danica Patrick, respectively. Kenny is also honoured to be included in the CMA Foundation “It Starts with M.E.” National Campaign for Music Education and performed as part of the CMA Songwriters Series, alongside songwriting legends Lori McKenna, Marcus Hummon, Lee Thomas Miller and Tenille Townes. Kenny has performed at the highly-acclaimed C2C Festival in London, and was also invited to perform at the launch of C2C Berlin and at the famed Melkweg venue in Amsterdam as support for Hunter Hayes, as well as recent domestic festival appearances at the ACM Party for a Cause, Americanafest and CMA Fest, among others. Kenny headlined an Armed Forces tour to Asia, performing at bases in Guam, Singapore and Diego Garcia.
Kenny is a long-time partner with the non-profit organization CreatiVets who pair Nashville songwriters with veterans to create a song out of their experiences that tells their story and hopefully provides some catharsis and healing. They released an album of these songs on Big Machine Records called Veteran Songs on July 4th, 2020 which included ‘Light Like Mine’, co-written and performed by Foster. Additionally, Kenny hosted 32 episodes of a weekly online series called “Kuarantine with Kenny” for German promoter, Sound of Nashville, featuring guests like Cam, Drake White, Lindsay Ell and many others. Over the last year, Kenny has also released a series of singles called The Vintage Collection, a culmination of demos of songs that had previously only been heard at live shows, but have included some fan favourites, including a duet with Mae Estes ‘Love You Now’ (co-written with Kirsti Manna of Blake Shelton’s ‘Austin’), ‘Lonely Land’ (co-written with Mando Saenz and Chris Rafetto) and ‘It Don’t Work Like That’ (co-written with Melissa Fuller).
Kenny recorded his second full-length record with Grammy-award winners Mitch Dane and Vance Powell at Sputnik Sound which he will begin to release early 2022, the long-awaited follow up to 2017’s Deep Cuts. He documented the process of creating this record and the people and places that inspired it by taking his videographer, photographer and producer on a road trip from Nashville to his hometown of Joplin, Missouri, which will result in multi-platform content to be released in conjunction with the forthcoming album.