Kenny Foster Shares ‘Poor Kids’, His Bittersweet Ode To Childhood – Out Today


New Album ‘Somewhere In Middle America’ Will Be Released Exclusively To The Foster Fam Subscribers on July 29th; Wider Release in October

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 – (22nd April, 2022) – Kenny Foster has shared the latest new song from his forthcoming album, Somewhere In Middle America, ‘Poor Kids’ – out today to stream/download worldwide, following an exclusive first radio play from Matt Spracklen on Absolute Radio Country last weekend, and an online premiere from Entertainment Focus yesterday (21/4).

Serving both as the follow up to the title track – released in January – and the second song on the album itself, ‘Poor Kids’ builds on the wider story Foster aims to tell through the project, painting a loving picture of his Missouri roots, yet one that is unafraid to recognise its flaws. Kenny co-wrote the song with Chris Rafetto and Brendan Cooney, and the trio found common ground on several themes which are sure to resonate with anyone who found the joy in life growing up, whether it was building a “tree fort out of spare boards,” or “a cardboard box for a TV,” – at the end of the day, they knew “the livin’ was good.”

“Kids can be cruel. As if growing up wasn’t hard enough, you had these little jerks to contend with,” he says. “They’d say stuff just to be mean, even if it wasn’t true. I can’t imagine how much of their self-worth and brainspace was wrapped up in their ability to put others down. As I get older I realize some of those kids never grew out of that phase. Brendan brought a great idea to the room that day, and it only got richer as Chris and I added our pictures and experiences to the story. It needed to be both nostalgic and present, a reminder that no matter what “they” call you, there’s a truth separate from a name, moniker, tag, stigma. There’s a real life being lived behind every insult, and more often than not: it’s sweeter than the words that get picked.”

The singer-songwriter also announced today that Somewhere In Middle America will be available on July 29th, 2022, with subscribers to The Foster Fam mailing list getting exclusive early access to purchase the album. To join, fans can visit to receive an immediate free download of the acoustic Bonfire Edition of the album’s title track.

Following the early release for fans, Somewhere In Middle America will be available on all major streaming/download platforms on October 19th, 2022.

Additionally, Kenny Foster will make his highly anticipated return to the UK this August, with a main stage performance at Millport Festival in Scotland (Aug 19-20) alongside Drake White, Sarah Darling, Sunny Sweeney, Ruthie Collins and more, with other shows to be announced soon.

‘Poor Kids’ is available to stream everywhere today (22nd April) – listen here.

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 recorded his second full-length record Somewhere In Middle America with GRAMMY-award winners Mitch Dane and Vance Powell at Sputnik Sound, due for release on July 29th, 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.

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