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Two songs in the top 6 on monthly chart!

"You Know That I Would" is #1 and "Wherefore and Why" is #6 on the monthly most played songs chart from our latest album UNBOUND! We want to thank the DJ's from the bottom of our hearts for supporting our music. We appreciate ya'll so much!

 

"You Know That I Would" is #4 on the Top 30 most played songs for the year of 2016

You Know That I Would is #4 on the Top 30 songs played in the year of 2016! This is such great news for us. We are so thrilled. Thanks once again to all of the DJ's who have took the time to play our music. And to all of the great folks who have requested our music and supported us these past 16 years since forming KASB. We are truly grateful. 

Unbound debuts #4 on BG Today Charts

We currently have 2 songs on the BG Today chart. Unbound came in at #4 and You Know That I Would is at #2 this week. Thanks so much to our team and all of the Dj's for your support! 

New album UNBOUND debuts in Top 10 on Billboard

New album UNBOUND debuts in Top 10 on Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart

SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction Top Tracks & Albums

“Wow! We are so happy to learn that “You Know That I Would” was the top played track on Sirius XM for September, AND our new CD UNBOUND is among the most-played albums for the same month! Thanks to Kyle and everyone at Sirius XM Bluegrass Junction, and to all of you who’ve supported this labor of love!”

Unbound available on iTunes, google play and other digital outlets

Unbound is available on iTunes and other digital outlets now. 

iTunes         http://apple.co/2ck1280

Google Play    https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Kenny_and_Amanda_Smith_Unbound?id=Bbjcnuvnqsy2335h3b4tjisuy2a

Amazon         https://www.amazon.com/Unbound-Kenny-Amanda-Smith/dp/B01LWIF9PV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475618877&sr=8-1&keywords=kenny+and+amanda+smith

The first single has charted #1.... 3 weeks in a row

You Know That I Would the first single off of the upcoming album "Unbound" has charted at #1 on the Bluegrass Today Chart for 3 weeks in a row.....YAY!!!!!

2016 IBMA Nominations

Congratulations to Amanda Smith and Kenny Smith on their recent International Bluegrass Music Association Award Nominations! 

Amanda for 2016 Female Vocalist of The Year

Kenny for 2016 Guitar Player of The Year

Sirius/XM Track by Track "Unbound"

Kyle Cantrell welcomes Kenny and Amanda Smith for a first-ever listen to their latest album, "Unbound." Hear the tracks from this outstanding project FIRST on Bluegrass Junction! The show and the album premiere Thursday (9/1) 9 PM EDT. Rebroadcasts: Saturday (9/3) 8 AM EDT; Sunday (9/4) Noon EDT. Also available On Demand on the SiriusXM app.

New Music

There are few things more eagerly anticipated around the Bluegrass Today offices than a new recording from Kenny & Amanda Smith. This husband-and-wife duo has created a sound unlike any other in bluegrass and acoustic music, set off by Kenny’s remarkable flatpick guitar, and Amanda’s lovely singing voice.

But as much as their musical talents mark what they record, perhaps their most noteworthy skill is in choosing and arranging material that fits their distinctive style. You know that the songs will be cleverly written with interesting melodies and an encouraging message – aside from the odd killin’ song – all performed with an understated dexterity and animated sentimentality.

We haven’t heard a lot from them of late, with Kenny touring with Band of Ruhks and Amanda busying herself raising their daughter, Annabelle, born in April of 2015. But they’ll have a new album in September, Unbound, and a new single, You Know That I Would, offered now to bluegrass radio. It’s a beautiful song of true love for a newborn child from Ed Williams, which Amanda sings with her consummate professionalism.

Justin Jenkins plays banjo, Kyle Perkins is on bass, and Jacob Burleson on mandolin, with harmony vocals provided by Kenny and Wayne Winkle.

Radio programmers can download the single now from Airplay Direct, and pre-orders for the full album can be made from Kenny & Amanda’s web site.

Other writers whose songs are featured on the record include Ronnie Bowman, Tim Stafford, Craig Market, Gordon Lightfoot, Barry Bales and Thomm Jutz.

Unbound is set for release on September 23.

Article by: John Lawless/Bluegrass Today 

Amanda Smith Wins IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award

 

RALEIGH, NC (October 3, 2014) – Bluegrass songstress Amanda Smith was awarded the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year Award last night at the 25th Annual IBMA Awards Show in Raleigh, North Carolina. The event was held at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and hosted by Lee Ann Womack and Jerry Douglas.


This was the first win for Amanda in the Female Vocalist of the Year category. The mother-to-be accepted the award with a heartfelt acceptance speech that certainly thrilled the audience. Friends and fans were quick to hit Facebook congratulating Amanda on this award to which she responded, “I am so honored to have won the IBMA Female Vocalist award. Thanks so much to everyone who has been so kind to me and encouraged me. I'm truly speechless!”

Born in the small town of Davisville, West Virginia, Amanda grew up singing in church choirs and participating in talent contests at local fairs. “I always sang, my Mom and Dad said, even before I can remember,” she says. She started playing guitar in high school to accompany herself, and soon discovered bluegrass music through female artists such as Rhonda Vincent and Alison Krauss.

Amanda met husband Kenny Smith at a Lonesome River Band concert, and the couple began dating and playing music together almost immediately. In 2003, theKenny and Amanda Smith band were awarded the prestigious IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year Award.

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