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Gordon Kennedy

born on 28/11/1959

Gordon Kennedy (musician)

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Gordon Kennedy (Nov. 28, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer. He has collaborated with many artists including Eric Clapton, Garth Brooks, Bonnie Raitt, Jewel, Kenny Loggins and others. The Grammy-winning song "Change the World", was co-written by Kennedy, Tommy Sims and Wayne Kirkpatrick for Eric Clapton. The song was included in the soundtrack for John Travolta's film Phenomenon. He also received a Grammy for producing/writing Peter Frampton's "Now" album.

He first came to prominence as the guitarist and occasional lead singer of the Christian rock band White Heart[1] from 1985 to 1989. He attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee and also studied with fellow musician and guitarist, Dann Huff, at Brentwood Academy in the late 1970s. (Later, he would replace Huff as guitarist in White Heart. In 1996, he and fellow songwriter/musician Jimmie Lee Sloas recorded one album, {speak}, under the name Dogs of Peace.

Kennedy is the son of guitarist Jerry Glenn Kennedy, who played for artists of the caliber of Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and others. Growing up in this environment, he was always interested in music, but became serious about it when he was 15, when his father gave him his first electric guitar, a Fender Telecaster.

Gordon Kennedy resides in Nashville, Tennessee and just finished co-producing Ricky Skaggs' latest CD, "Mosaic".

References

  1. Ankeny, Jason. [Gordon Kennedy (musician) at All Music Guide Biography: WhiteHeart]. AMG. Retrieved on 14 May 2010.
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