[2] [3] After moving to Nashville, his father became successful as a session musician (member of the Musicians Hall of Fame/A-team) and eventually his business acumen propelled his rise to CEO of Mercury Records (Nashville division), a job he held for 20 years. In June 1997, the Southern Songwriters Guild inducted Gordon into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in a ceremony in Louisiana. [16] Peter Frampton made a guest appearance on the album with the song, "My Cup Runneth Over". The single was a track from his album Change Your World, and was a hit on the Adult Contemporary chart, reaching No. With his love for storytelling, vintage guitars and his deep knowledge of music history, he has emerged as one of Music City’s most beloved Ambassadors. 44-Gordon Kennedy", "Christian Music Hall of Fame and Museum/Inductees/2010/WhiteHeart", "#725 - "He's the Light of the World" by Dogs of Peace", "Garth Brooks/Chart History/Country Airplay", "Garth Brooks/Chart History/Billboard 200", "Ricky Skaggs: A 'Mosaic' Of Modesty, Openness", "The Recording Academy Announces GRAMMY Awards Process Changes", "Frampton comes alive at Grammys for first time", "Peter Frampton releasing Grammy-winning 2006 album "Fingerprints" on vinyl for first time", "Bonnie Raitt Hits the Road in First-Ever Lyric Video 'Gypsy In Me': Exclusive Premiere", "39th Annual Grammy Awards (1996)/Winners", "Mystery Trip at Third and Lindsley/Meet the Re-Beatles", "Mystery Trip: A Beatles Tribute At Arts Center Jan. 22", "Business/People/Brentwood Academy Board of Trustees", Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born), Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip. White Heart's discography includes thirteen albums, the most recent of which was released in 1997. He has collaborated with many artists including Eric Clapton, Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, Jewel, Kenny Loggins and others. Public Figure. Gordon Kennedy - musician - was born in 1959. Phil Madeira is an American songwriter, producer, musician and singer. It’s a great honor to be asked to tour with him and the other fine musicians that will be a part of the band.” It’s a feather in the cap of a successful career for Kennedy to accompany his friend Garth on this legendary tour. His son, Dylan is already an accomplished mandolin player and builder, following in his father and grandfather’s musical footsteps. The working of this album marks the beginning of the collaboration between Doro Pesch and Nashville guitarist Gary Scruggs. Bryan wrote the Garth Brooks hit, American Honky-Tonk Bar Association [6] and Shelby is a music executive who has composed songs recorded by Reba McEntire and Ray Charles. [29] Their collaboration continued, leading to Kennedy's co-producing, composing, and performing on Frampton's album, Fingerprints [30] which won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. The album produced the singles "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16"; "Break on Me", "Wasted Time", "Blue Ain't Your Color", and "The Fighter". "Dogs of Peace" formed in 1995. The album contains songs performed during Clapton's 2001 world tour. He played football, basketball and ran track; he won the regional high-jump championship in 1978. My brothers Bryan, Shelby and I couldn’t wait to hear from Roger Miller, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, The Statler Brothers or Jerry Lee Lewis.” The Meet the Beatles album his dad gave him when he was five, and more records from his father’s days as an executive of the Mercury Records office of Nashville, provided him with a diverse diet of music. Gordon Kennedy Songwriter Desc: Gordon Scott Kennedy is a Nashville-based songwriter, musician, and record producer whose most successful composition is the international hit song "Change the World", recorded by Eric Clapton, for which Kennedy and his co-writers received a Grammy Award for … Jerry detailed that the unusual-looking gizmo on the guitar is a palm pedal built by … Peter Kenneth Frampton is an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. “It’s not just anyone I’d leave my family, the comfort of my home and my studio to hit the road with, but Garth’s an exception.”. His experience teaching both privately and in the public school system has given him a very diverse set of skills in working with young musicians. The couple relocated to Nashville in 1961 as the country music boom was just getting underway. He started his music career in civic theater and area night clubs. [18] Music historian Don Cusic said, "The group had great musicians; many of them played studio sessions in Nashville, and the talent of the individual members is evident from their post-White Heart success". Gordon Jones - folk musician - was born in 1947. In a recorded interview with Songcraft, Kennedy gave his recollection of how the three men worked together to create the song: [16] In 1991, during some downtime at a recording session, Tommy Sims gave a title and played a riff for Kennedy and Wayne Kirkpatrick and asked if they thought it was something their group could use for a pending record contract. His brother, Bryan is tour manager and “all-purpose multi-threat guy for Garth,” explains Gordon. Jerry and Linda Kennedy, Gordon’s Parents. [13] "Dogs of Peace" formed in 1995, consisting of Kennedy, Jimmie Sloas, Blair Masters, and John Hammond, with Jeff Balding as engineer. Gordon Kennedy, Actor: Alle for én. [22] Twenty years later, in 2016, Kennedy, Sloas, Masters, Hammond and Balding reunited for a second album called Heel. 3 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart in 1998. He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and the Herd. The best tools for musicians and the best music for everyone else. [21] Their first album, Speak, was released in 1996. [13] Another of Kennedy's Brentwood Academy classmates was guitarist and bandmate Dann Huff who was, at that time, in the early days of forging his own path to becoming a first-call session guitarist in Nashville and Los Angeles, later recording with Madonna, [14] Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Barbra Streisand. Signed to Career Records as a solo artist in 1995, James charted three singles and released a self-titled debut album that year. This, along with a basement full of his father’s guitars, a jukebox and a piano, nourished and inspired him as he became one of music’s finest songwriters, producers and players. [25] Brooks subsequently recorded ten more of Kennedy's songs on his alter-ego album, The Life of Chris Gaines which reached No. Several of the album's tracks also charted from unsolicited airplay. He is a multi-Grammy Award winning songwriter and record producer, a talented guitarist, and is widely considered to. He returned to Arista as a recording artist in 2002, releasing two more singles. Bonnie Raitt has said that Gordon Kennedy is “one of her favorite songwriters.” It’s no surprise then, that four of her five recent singles have been Kennedy compositions. Former member of White Heart and a renowned Nashville session guitarist, most widely known for co-writing "Change the World" with Tommy Sims and Wayne Kirkpatrick, recorded by Eric Clapton. Nov 28, 1959 (age 61) Other popular celebrities. Gordon Kennedy is a songwriter, musician, and producer based in Nashville, Tennessee best known for his work in the Christian rock band White Heart and co-writing the Eric Clapton song "Change the World", with Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tommy Sims.  Gordon has been a working musician in California since his High School Years. US country/bluegrass songwriter/musician, Type: Person, Gender: Male, Born: 1959-11-28, Area: Nashville Furthermore, Gordon Kennedy has used the guitar on sessions with Jewel, Garth Brooks, Frampton, SheDaisy, and others. Kennedy will join Garth Brooks 2019 Stadium Tour on guitar. Public Figure. New Releases. In addition, Gordon served on Brentwood Academy’s Board of Trustees from 2007-2010 where he and his two children are graduates and remain active alumni. Their first album, Speak, was released in 1996. [5] Both Kennedy's brothers are successful in music. In his early career, Kennedy was a member of the Christian Rock band White Heart for six years in the 1980s. Kennedy enjoys performing in a Beatles tribute band called "Mystery Trip" which includes veteran professionals like Frampton's keyboardist, Rob Arthur; "Crash Test Dummies" tour player Saul Zonana; and Steve Allen of 20/20 [40] [41] He participates in songwriter workshops and gives master classes on songwriting including college campuses. Gordon Kennedy. The increasing demands of recording sessions conflicted with school to the extent that he decided to drop out of Belmont his final year before receiving his degree. He has spoken at seminars, hosted events (including Belmont’s Homecoming concert, Homecoming in the Round), is an adjunct professor, and a student mentor. [10] He performed on his first recording session while still a high school student— a solo on Johnny Rodriguez' song "Run Like a Thief" [11] and he performed a guitar duet with his father on "Remember Me". Youngest brother Shelby is a multifaceted entertainment executive, music publisher, producer, songwriter, artist manager, and studio vocalist. It is also his third double live album. My Utmost for His Highest is the first of three albums of songs inspired by Oswald Chambers' devotional My Utmost for His Highest. Billboard Hot 100. Over the years, they have recorded both sacred and secular music as a solo act for various record companies, including Capitol Records, RCA Victor Records, Columbia Records, Decca Records, Vocalion Records, Stop Records, and many other smaller independent labels. He came by it honestly as the son of legendary guitarist, Jerry Kennedy. Gordon Kennedy has quite the resume. which he said "kind of lit a fire under me in the second grade". The result is an intimate album, with many ballads, few uptempo songs and a bluesy feeling. This list may not reflect recent changes (). Kennedy currently serves on the Belmont University Advisory Board, and has served on the Board of Governors for the Nashville’s National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Her recordings include "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher," "We're All Alone", "I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love" and the theme song for the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy: "All Time High". Guest on Everyone Loves Guitar. Wayne Kirkpatrick. [27] NPR reviewer Ken Tucker stated, "Something in the chemistry that occurs in mixing Gordon Kennedy's melodies, the Christian imagery of the lyrics and the surging vocals results in music that is both vivid and thoughtful." Garth Brooks, Ricky Skaggs, Peter Frampton, "Jerry and Gordon Kennedy "It's a Two-Man Collection, "Country Artists and Music/Kennedy Clan (Photo caption)", "He provides the music, guitar pitches the history", "Garth Brooks – American Honky-Tonk Bar Association / Everytime That It Rains", "Praguefrank's Country Music Discographies/111 2-53245/Run Like a Thief/SRM-1-5003", "Praguefrank's Country Music Discographies/Johnny Rodriquez/110 2-53244 Remember Me SRM-1-5003", "Emotion by Barbra Streisand @ARTISTdirect", "Songcraft: Spotlight on Songwriters Podcast/Ep. Gordon Kennedy has had a prolific and successful career as a musician, songwriter, producer and performer, working with artists such as Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss and many more. He recently produced Shifting Gears, the new solo project of his longtime friend Larry Stewart of Restless Heart. Gordon Kennedy (Nov. 28, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer. He is an actor and writer, known for All for One (2011), Timm & Gordon (2004) and Sporskifte (2016). 1 hit, “ Change the World ,” which he co-wrote with Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tommy Sims . One More Car, One More Rider is the eighth live album by Eric Clapton, released on 5 November 2002 on Duck / Reprise Records. Brooks subsequently recorded ten more of Kennedy's songs on his alter-ego album, The Life of Chris Gaines, which reached No. Find Gordon Kennedy credit information on AllMusic AllMusic. Gordon Kennedy is a multi-Grammy Award winning songwriter and record producer, a virtuoso guitarist, and a music industry visionary in Nashville. Currently, he is a part of a few bands in Nashville – The Petty Junkies, Mystery Trip, and Seals and Crofts 2. Gordon is the fifth and final recipient of the Distinguished Lecturer, an honor given to industry professionals who inspire others through their work in the entertainment and music industry. Kennedy resides near Nashville, TN, with his wife Tracey and their two children. Gordon Scott Kennedy is a Nashville-based songwriter, musician, and record producer whose most successful composition is the international hit song "Change the World", recorded by Eric Clapton, for which Kennedy and his co-writers received a Grammy Award for Song of the Year (1996). The album, produced by Brown Bannister, features performances by popular Christian musicians of songs relating to a day from Chamber's book. The six-member group was formed two years earlier by Billy Smiley and Mark Gersmehl who were members of Bill Gaither and the New Gaither Vocal Band. 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