Smith, Kenny and Amanda


  • Kenny is from Nine Mile, Indiana. Amanda is from Davisville, West Virginia. They live in Meadows of Dan, Virginia.
  • 1992, Kenny won the guitar contest at Merlefest. Placed at Winfield in ‘92, ‘93, and ‘94.
  • 1993-4, Kenny was a member of Claire Lynch’s Front Porch String Band.
  • 1994, Kenny joined the Lonesome River Band.
  • 1997, Kenny released first solo album Studebaker (Sugar Hill).
  • Kenny’s hobby: collecting old glass marbles and restoring bicycles.
  • 1998, 1999, Kenny won IBMA award for Guitar Player of the Year.
  • 2001, Kenny left the Lonesome River Band to perform in a duo with his wife Amanda. They met in 1995 at a Lonesome River Band concert and married soon thereafter.
  • 2003, Kenny and Amanda won the IBMA Award for Emerging Artist of the Year.
  • 2004, released House Down the Block album (Rebel).
  • 2005, released Always Never Enough album (Rebel).
  • 2007, released Tell Someone album (Rebel).
  • 2008, released Live & Learn album (Rebel).
  • 2011, Kenny released his second guitar solo project “Return” (GAT-3).
  • 2012, released “Catch Me If I Try” album (Farmboy).
  • 2012, Kenny reunited with Ronnie Bowman and Don Rigsby (former bandmates in the the Lonesome River Band) to form The Band of Ruhks.
  • 2014, Amanda won the IBMA Award for Female Vocalist of the Year