Kenny and Amanda sent along this photo of them enjoying a toast at Cracker Barrel in Nashville after appearing on WSM Radio’s Coffee, Country & Cody morning program. They were celebrating the success of their latest album, Unbound, which has been dominating the charts this past few weeks.
When the photo was taken, they had just learned that the album debuted this week in the top 10 in Billboard’s Bluegrass Album Chart, not usually a major feat as almost every new release of note does so when it hits, but theirs is a fully independent project without label support. That is something to crow about.
I saw them perform last week in Raleigh during IBMA week, and enjoyed their set as much as the large crowd assembled outside the Marriott hotel on Fayetteville Street. There had been a distinct lack of shows from this talented team during the time when Amanda was pregnant, and after the birth of their daughter, Annabelle, but these days the Kenny & Amanda Smith train is back on the tracks.
Check their schedule online and get out to see them if you can.