Rising Singer-Songwriter Kenny Foster Signs with UTA for Global Representation
RISING SINGER-SONGWRITER KENNY FOSTER SIGNS WITH UNITED TALENT AGENCY FOR GLOBAL REPRESENTATION
Foster Releases Acoustic Music Video For The ‘Bonfire Edition’ of His Latest Single ‘Somewhere In Middle America’ – Out Now
(Lance Roberts, UTA; and Kenny Foster)
Credit: Alex Ferrari
NASHVILLE, TN. / LONDON, U.K. – (February 25, 2022) – Nashville singer-songwriter, Kenny Foster, has signed with United Talent Agency (UTA) for representation globally. Foster is represented by Lance Roberts in the U.S. and Christina Austin in London. The exciting partnership adds to the momentum of Kenny’s career ahead of his second full album release later this year – produced and engineered by GRAMMY-winner Mitch Dane, and mastered by GRAMMY-winner Vance Powell at their legendary studio Sputnik Sound.
“I’m so happy to make my partnership with UTA official,” says Foster. “Lance and Christina have been champions from the beginning in ways that are really important to me. They haven’t forgotten what the point of all of this is: making and sharing real human moments. Honored to be a small part of such a storied roster, and I look forward to seeing us make and share many more moments to come.”
Recently, Foster released his latest single and title track off his upcoming full-length album, ‘Somewhere In Middle America‘ a stirring examination of the unpolished and overlooked way of life that makes America’s heartland a humble, yet wonderfully colourful tapestry of life. The song received its international debut on BBC Radio 2 with acclaimed radio presenter, Bob Harris.
The studio version production transports the listener to a place they may never see, but that Kenny calls home. Releasing today, is the stripped-down one-take acoustic music video for the track. Dubbed the ‘Bonfire Edition,’ this version of the song strips back the production to emphasize the heart-filled storytelling, because as Kenny says “it’s the heart that matters more.”
“I love the production that we brought to ‘Somewhere in Middle America’ in its entirety. I think what it did sonically was something really special and I think the response we’re getting is only validating what our hopes were longing for. And in its dreamiest, loftiest state, I’m glad we achieved that,” says Foster. “But a song about Middle America should also feel like where it’s from. Gritty, raw, honest, earnest. Not too flashy, not trying too hard, stalwart, true. And when there’s nothing to hide behind, what is it that’s actually being said.”
Stay tuned for even more new music from Kenny this year as he prepares to release his album due out this summer.
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.