If you are from West Texas, the Maines Brothers have always been a part of the fabric that best represents our local musician community. Lead singer, Kenny Maines, has been a part of our entertainment community for as long as any of us can remember. As a broadcast/podcast producer, I have always looked at Kenny as a valuable resource and a great interview. And now, he is as comfortable to visit with as ever.
There is often a degree of aloofness in so many of our regional entertainment favorites. There are those singers and recording artists in our area who remain lost in their own little world of periodic recordings and Facebook posts, while a genuine artist like Kenny Maines maintains a constant level of humble appreciation for his media contacts and fans through the years. He is a gentleman of remarkable character.
Our visit with Kenny Maines once again reminded me of all the reasons that he remains one of the best. Kenny has had a career as a nationally released recording artist, songwriter, and stage performer that began when he was a young child. There is not a better example of someone who spent his life in the entertainment industry and still to this day, performing as a single, remains one the the best values available for recording studio vocal work to entertainment gigs. His crowds continually quiet down and listen to the performance value of his sets.
Here’s the thing, while we have not been close friends, we have been acquainted for a large part of our lives. This article would be incomplete if I did not include one more thing that is clearly noticeable about spending any time around Kenny Maines. He is simply the type of person that will very gently leave you wanting to be a better person yourself. His talents are remarkable. And his lifestyle remains one that commands enormous respect. We are proud to have him as our guest on Episode 59 of the Free Range Texan Podcast.
For bookings and scheduling information, Kenny’s web site is: http://www.kennymaines.com/about.html.