Country Music Planet Presents A Country
Singer, Kenny Vernon
The Country Music Planet and Inside Nashville Jukebox proudly presents information on country music singer and country music songwriter, Kenny Vernon!
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country western super-stars don't come from any one area more than other areas,
but you probably would have a hard time convincing the people around Jackson,
Tennessee. They have sent us Eddy
Arnold, Carl Perkins, and now-Kenny Vernon!!!!
seven years ago I made a statement to a close friend and singer-"Some day
you'll make it all the way to the top of the music scene." It could have
been just a hopeful statement and nothing more, except that it was made about a
singer and an entertainer who has never
discouraged despite all the hard work and grinding one-night stands in all size
bars and night clubs with seating capacity ranging from nill to thousands. Kenny
Vernon is the talent that it has finally started happening for-and-happening in
a big way!
With his treatment of any song, whether his own or someone else's, there is no mistaking the Kenny Vernon talent, hard work, and experience. Kenny is here to stay! If you are not already familiar with his style when you pick up on this album, you'll surely be another Kenny Vernon fan from now on.
A few hit records does not, as we all know, make a star that shines with enduring brilliance-except when you are talking about a singer like Kenny Vernon. And, I might add, it couldn't have happened to a nicer, more deserving person-a guy who never became discouraged!
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Cash Box Top 50 Country Singles Charts
|Side A||Side B||Number||Release Date||Peak Cash Box Chart Position||Weeks on the Charts|
|Country Music Circus||The Part In Between||CH-5075||1970||N/A||N/A|
|Up On Cripple Creek||Nashville Union Station Depot||CH-5108||1970||N/A||N/A|
Nashville Union Station Depot
Nashville Union Station Depot (John Ferguson - Yonah Music, Inc) BMI
You Wouldnít Know Love (Hank Cockran-Dave Kirby - Tree Pub) BMI
Lodi (J.C. Fogerty - Jondora Music) BMI
The Greatest Love (Joe South - Lowery Music, Inc) BMI
Puzzles Of My Mind (Grant King - Sue Mirl Music) ASCAP
Up On Cripple Creek (Jamie Robertson - Caanan Music, Inc)
Polk Salad Annie (Tony Joe White - Combine Music) BMI
Country Music Circus (Bob Segarini - Paradox Music-Happydayle Music) BMI
Joseph Lee Cole (Jimmy Hinson - Sue-Mirl Music) ASCAP
The Part In Between (Vernon-Williamson - Yonah Music, Inc) BMI
Cliff Williamson & Slim Williamson
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More about Kenny
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|Musical Syle: Pop-Country
Talents: Singer, Songwriter, Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Drums
Recommend Record Albums:
"Pickiní Wild Mountain Berries" (Chart)(1970) [With LaWanda Lindsey] "Nashville Union Station Depot" (Chart)(1971)
For a decade from the mid-60ís to the mid-70ís, the blond New Mexico resident Kenny Vernon was a constant occupant of the Country chart without ever scoring a major hit. Kenny was born on a farm and by the time he was age 5, he had started playing guitar. At age 10, Kenny was playing on WDXIís Uncle Tom Williams Farm Hour with Carl Perkins. Kenny began playing fiddle at 14, banjo at 15, mandolin at 16 and drums at 17. After leaving high school, Kenny served as gunnerís mate 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy for two years. While in the service, he put a band together, winning an all-Navy talent contest. This led to him headlining a 45-day tour of the Orient, "Gobs of Fun." He also acted as the midday deejay on the service radio. After leaving the Navy, Kenny won a car in a talent contest in San Diego and sold it for $120.00. He took the money, joined the Musiciansí Union and got a job playing at a San Diego nightclub. After leaving San Diego, he moved to Las Vegas and talked his way into a weekís trial at the Golden Nugget and ended up playing there with his band, Expression, on and off, for over a decade. Kenny cut an album for TWA Records without causing any major action. However, when he played The Caravan East, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the owner, Bob Johnson, signed Kenny to a personal management deal and to his Caravan label. It was on this label that Kenny had his first Country entry when It Makes You Happy (To Know You Make Me Blue), in 1966, reached the Top 50. At the end of 1968, Kenny signed with Chart Records and was teamed with LaWanda Lindsey. The following year, they had a Top 60 single, Eye to Eye. In 1970, they had his biggest hit, Pickiní Wild Mountain Berries, which went Top 30. They ended the year with Letís Think About Where Weíre Going, which just fell short of the Top 50. The following year, they had their final chart duet, The Crawdad Song, which went Top 50. In 1972, Kenny moved to Capitol Records. Produced by Earl Ball, Kenny reached the Top 60 with a reprise of Thatíll Be the Day, which went Top 60. During 1973 and 1974, Kenny had three final chart records, Feel So Fine and Lady (1973) and What Was Your Name Again (1974), the most successful being the Top 60 Feel So Fine. Kenny now raises quarter horses on his farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and continues to entertain in Las Vegas.
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