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Kent’s Songs A-Z – Kinney’s Song

This week’s song is Kinney’s Song, a song I co-wrote with Ronnie Jeffrey. You can hear the MP3:

It’s part of a Friendship Trilogy I wrote a few years ago about 3 old friends I grew up with. The other two are Mustangs and Sandhill Pines. Kinney has occasional business in Houston and so we have been able to keep in touch. One night a few years ago we had a conversation about growing up, getting older and the problems and issues that come along with the passage of time. This song was a direct result of those conversations and was the first written of the trilogy.

While I like the words, particularly in the context of our history and friendship, it is Ronnie’s almost mystical melody and arrangement that makes this song. We hired virtually an entire orchestra to do the various music tracks. It is by far the most intricate arrangement of any song I have ever written or co-written. I absolutely love the music, and the resulting vibe. At over 6 minutes, it is also one of the longest studio songs I have been invloved with.

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  • Kent Newsome

  • About

    Kent Newsome (BMI) is a recorded songwriter who has been writing songs for over thirty years. He writes traditional country, alt. country, rock and blues. He has written songs on commercial recordings throughout the United States and Europe.

    If you're looking for songs for your next recording project, please browse our large selection of online, fully produced demos. We have a hit song for your next record.

    This is Kent's music publishing and song demos site. Check out Newsome.Org, his popular tech, music and life blog here.

  • History

    Err Bear Music, Inc. (BMI) (in this case Err rhymes with her) is a publishing company Kent Newsome formed in 1977, when his first song was recorded. Err Bear Music continues to administer the majority of Kent's catalog. If you're looking for some great songs for your next recording project, listen you our full length online demos via the Song Index pages above, or request a demo MP3. We'll send you some great songs for your next record.

    All songs Copyright by the writer or writers set forth thereon.

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