Originally from Nine Mile, Indiana, Kenny is widely considered one of the most influential flatpicking-style guitarists of his generation. A two-time IBMA Guitarist of the Year award winner, his professional credits include six years with the popular Lonesome River Band. Kenny released his debut solo album Studebaker,on Sugar Hill Records in 1997.
Kenny is in great demand at guitar workshops and master classes, teaching at the renowned Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend series and at guitar workshops at major events such as IBMA.
Together with his wife Amanda, the Kenny and Amanda Smith Band, won the the International Bluegrass Music Association’s prestigious Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2003.