I must thank the source. A shout out to Bobby
Lopez, the award winning and genial host of the syndicated
CD Tex Radio Show, heard on great American stations
everywhere every week.
Lopez fronts his show, playing the best Texas
country on the dial. Many of the artists played are, for a
large part, unheard of except for their local regions.
However, there is no denying, they all share the same and
distinct qualities – they all make great sounding music.
Kelly Kenning is no exception.
Kenning, a homegrown Texan, is getting
deserved spins with his latest single, the cowboy lament,
“Broken Bones”. The track comes from the waited-on album
What A Cowboy Was.
The song, a simple countrified tale of
chasing rodeo dreams, is a hit waiting to happen. The
disclaimer is as always: if radio see and hear the potential
and play it, as Lopez and others are doing, the tune could
grab hold for this singer and songwriter who released his
first album in 2004.
Kenning makes the misery a highlight. His
voice, with this tune, comes made for a day’s end parked
around a flickering campfire with a battered guitar. The
ache is melodic, caring, sad and frustrated with all that a
saddle sore life offers.
With a fiddle and an easy played guitar as
backdrops, Kenning taps the song and wrings it clean with
just the right amount of underplayed emotion.
Listen out for it.