24 year old Kennedy Fitzsimmons discovered her passion for country music at age 5 when her grandfather taught her to sing her first Emmylou Harris song. She knew that day she was born to play country music. Kennedy started her first country band at age 13 playing bars in a small town called Clayton, North Carolina. “I would play anywhere they let me in,” says Kennedy. After graduating from Appalachian State University in 2015, she packed her bags and moved to Nashville, TN to pursue her childhood dream. And that is exactly what she is doing now. This soulful songwriter has since then built up an impressive resume playing festivals, bars, and opening up for major country acts, most recently, Lee Roy Parnell. She is now living in Nashville and working on her debut solo E.P. to be released this year.
Born in upstate New York and raised in rural Clayton, North Carolina, Kennedy Fitzsimmons grew up with a variety of musical influences. She learned to sing at an early age thanks to her parents who are both performing singers. The musical tradition in her family also extends to her grandfather, who taught her to play guitar, and many other relatives who are professional musicians. Because of this, Kennedy learned to love many genres of music including Country, Bluegrass, Rock, and Blues. She began incorporating these influences into her own original music when she started writing songs at the age of ten. Over the years Kennedy has built up an impressive performance resume including bars, clubs, festivals, and even guest performances with major country acts. She has significant experience performing in both a singer-songwriter role and as the lead singer of full bands. Kennedy recently moved to Nashville to record her first debut EP to be released later this year. Stay Tuned.