MEDIA ADVISORY: Singer-songwriter Bryan Kennedy available for interviews next week

MEDIA ADVISORY: Singer-songwriter Bryan Kennedy available for interviews next week

Award-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Kennedy of Nashville will be in Oxford and available for media interviews Tuesday, Jan. 19, and Thursday, Jan. 21.

His musical play, “Toe Roaster,” will be filmed at 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. He returns Feb. 5 to perform a concert fundraiser for student scholarships at the University of Mississippi, his alma mater. Beatles tribute band Mystery Trip and other talented musicians also will appear at the 7:30 p.m. concert in the Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

Kennedy wrote and performs in “Toe Roaster,” which features three modern-day cowboys philosophizing about everything from women, Wal-Mart and cell phones to sea creatures and world peace. Wynn Varble and Troy Jones join Kennedy, with the trio looking at life through music and humor.

Bryan Kennedy’s new CD, “I’m So Jealous of Me,” was released last week. He has written nine hits for country star Garth Brooks, including “Good Ride Cowboy,” “Beaches of Cheyenne” and “American Honky Tonk Bar Association.” Kennedy also opened for Garth Brooks’ tours in the late 1990s.

For the Ford Center concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Ole Miss Women’s Council, Kennedy will be joined by Rivers Rutherford and Gordon Kennedy in a cafe-style segment where the artists talk about their work and experiences, as well as perform. Gordon Kennedy, Bryan’s brother, also is a member of the Mystery Trip band, which delivers high-energy renditions of Beatles hits

Bryan Kennedy is an enthusiastic Ole Miss alumnus. He was a three-year starter on the football team in 1980-82 and graduated in 2003 with a degree in journalism.

To arrange an interview with Kennedy, call Sarah Hollis at 662-915-5944.