This Friday, Kenny Foster is set to release a soaring, feel-good, 90’s-style duet, with Mae Estes, entitled “Love You Now” (co-written with hit songwriter Kirsti Manna). In a year of uncertainty where chance encounters are few and far between, this story-style song chronicles a rare run-in with an object of unrequited love, taking the listener on a roller coaster of emotions.
This is the first single off of Foster’s project “The Vintage Collection” which is a group of previously unreleased songs, both acoustic and full-band, from years past. Recording responsibly was made difficult during the recent global pandemic, so to make the most of a terrible situation, Kenny scoured his back catalogue to find songs that, for whatever reason, have never gotten their moment in the sun. Foster is glad to put this collection of fan-favourite songs from live shows out into the world and watch them fly.
Kenny has been steadily gathering critical acclaim, at home and abroad, since the independent release of his first full-length album “Deep Cuts” in 2017. Named one of Rolling Stone’s “Top 10 Country Artists You Need to Know” and sharing the stage with such diverse acts as Kacey Musgraves, Butch Walker, Ingrid Andress, Old Dominion, Sarah Darling, Lori McKenna, Buddy Miller, and Twinnie, Foster has certainly blazed his own path touring 120,000 miles and 13 different countries in 2019 alone.
Mae hails from the small town of Hope, Arkansas where she got her start singing the national anthem at rodeos, right before she’d cowboy up and compete in them. She’s been paying her dues in Nashville, working three jobs and playing for anyone who will listen, since 2015. She released her first single ‘Naked’ in 2019 which garnered 100,000 listens and made the Fresh Finds and New Music Nashville playlists. Also in 2019 she performed on the Armed Forces Entertainment tour: “Kenny Foster and Friends” calling at US Air Force bases in Guam, Singapore, and Diego Garcia.