Kenny James Holland is a 20-year-old Mormon pop/rock recording artist and songwriter. His birthdate is 1 May 1995. His hometown is Phoenix, Arizona, but he grew up in Michigan, and later started working on writing and recording his music in Los Angeles. He is the only boy out of six children in his family.
He started playing the piano at the age of 8. While growing up in Michigan, he refined his skills by performing at local high school events. His debut album entitled Heart and Keys is available on iTunes, and he is known by his growing fan base consisting of all ages (Holland Nation) for the singles “So What,” “One Day at a Time,” and “Backseat” from that album. The debut album was followed by the release of an EP called Whatever it Takes.
This young artist has also performed in front of sold out crowds as the opening performer for such well-known artists as Aaron Carter, The Summer Set, and Ryan Beatty. Some of the artists who have influenced his love for music include John Mayer, Will Anderson, John Vesely, Chris Brown, and Taylor Swift. A section of his biography on his band Facebook page reads:
Holland has come a long way since his start growing up in Michigan and only performing at high school events. From playing sold-out shows, to recording a full-length record, to taking social networking by storm. It’s only a matter of time before Kenny and his songs are recognized world-wide.
On 17 July 2015, he announced on his Facebook page that he had decided to start a “duo music project” with his best friend Wes Stromberg. Together they are known as TheBalCOny. In a 24 June 2015 interview with teen celebrity magazine J-14, Wes and Kenny described how the collaboration evolved:
We just started a musical project, duo thing that came out of nowhere. We were going on a snowboard trip to Colorado.
At this point, we weren’t even that good of friends, and we became really good friends on that trip. And we’re both musicians, [so] we wanted to come back and write together. And we started writing music that we fell in love with, all on the balcony, which is why we’re called The BalCOny.
Kenny has a promising music career ahead of him and is looking forward to a great future as he continues to create great music that leaves his fans always wanting to come back for more. Because he has been blessed with so many great opportunities in his own life, he makes it a priority to give back to his community and to inspire others along his journey who have shown their love and support for him.
In an interview with Desert Ridge Lifestyles in February 2012 at the age of 16, Kenny was then described as being very polite, well grounded, having a great attitude, and not allowing fame to go to his head. There is no doubt that those who know him or know of him would certainly agree that he has not changed.
Kenny Holland to Star in “Saturday’s Warrior 2016”
Over four decades ago, the musical journey of one family, told in a story called “Saturday’s Warrior” was born and fast became a legendary experience for everyone who watched the story unfold. Shows were sold out night after night, week after week, month after month, and for many years. The show became a worldwide phenomenon.
History is about to be recreated on 1 April 2016 when “Saturday’s Warriors 2016 – The Motion Picture” hits select theaters in Utah with hopes of expanding to theaters across the nation in the weeks and months that follow. The movie which is directed by Michael Buster is the story of a group of siblings who come to earth to experience trials crucial to their eternal progression and learn the true meaning of their existence. Kenny Holland stars as Jimmy Flinders, a modern-day prodigal son.
In the original stage play, Jimmy was a rebellious teenager struggling with peer pressure and his faith. Fast forward 40 years later, and in the film, not only is Jimmy a rebellious teenager, but he is also a musical prodigy from a large musical family – a promising rock star with fame, fortune, and all the worldly temptations that accompany them.
Kenny Holland’s New EP – B.O.A.T.S.
Kenny will be releasing a new EP soon called “B.O.A.T.S.” B.O.A.T.S. stands for “Based On A True Story.” While on tour this past December, Kenny was followed around and videoed to give his fans an inside look at his everyday life, and the B.O.A.T.S. documentary was born. In the documentary, fans get to go behind the scenes in Kenny’s life, hear stories about what it is like on tour, find out how certain songs were created, and much more. The first single from the EP called “So Long” is due to release on 5 April 2016.
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