Barren & Metcalfe
Barren County Native and Nashville singer Kenton Bryant is taking the Yancey Square Stage Friday, December 10. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Many know Bryant, but not everyone knows his story of success.
Bryant may have grown up with his two feet firmly in the state’s bluegrass, but his musical roots were planted deep in the sounds of legends like Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, and The Eagles. In his teenage years, you would likely find him in a garage, cranking up a Fender Vibrolux amp, banging away at the timeless songs of these greats. As time rolled on, his love of artists who could deliver raw emotions with a classic edge grew, and so did the list of his musical influences. Keith Urban, later followed by Eric Church proved that this authentic approach would explode in Country Music. Kenton knew that the craft he had spent so much time honing – unique phrases wrapped around thoughtfully crafted lyrics, sitting on a bed of classic rock textures – could have a home in Nashville.
With no backup plan, Kenton uprooted his life and moved down I-65 south to pursue his dream of recording and performing music for a livelihood. His diligent work studying and crafting songs with hit-makers up and down Music Row paid off when in 2017, Kenton signed a publishing agreement with 50 Egg Music and Big Machine Music.
Since signing, Kenton has released a self-titled EP in 2018, and numerous singles, and most recently the album, Small Town Lyric, garnering millions of streams worldwide. He has also toured North America opening for big names.
Yancey Square Stage is located at 200 South Race Street in Glasgow, Kentucky. Tickets are $20, on sale now at