Bre Kennedy Shares the Authentic + Heartfelt single “Before I Have A Daughter” Cowritten with Lori McKenna

September 23, 2022 BY Jason Currell

After playing an incredible set at Nashville’s 2022 AmericanaFest just last week, Bre Kennedy returns with her authentic and heartfelt anthem “Before I Have A Daughter.” Co-written with Lori McKenna, “Before I Have A Daughter” is a coming-of-age song about Bre growing into the woman she is, finding acceptance about the beauty in the mess of life, and celebrating how far she’s come as a woman before she has a daughter of her own. Along with the song’s release, she is also supporting The Paper Kites on their Fall 2022 North American tour featuring appearances in New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, and more, and ultimately finishing in Los Angeles on October 8 at the Teragram Ballroom.

On the emotional video, Bre shares, “In the last few years, I have been building a relationship with my mother for the first time in my life. When I wrote this song I knew I wanted to incorporate that beautiful part of my healing with my mother and the one growing with her mother as well. Everyone’s family story is different and what is most important to me with mine is working towards healing and I feel very lucky I’ve been able to find that before I have a daughter. This video begins with my mother and I going through photos from my childhood… some I was seeing for the first time. It was important for me to shine a light on strong mothers and fathers and their beautiful family stories too. This video was filmed & directed by Hannah Gray Hall. Footage of me, my mother and grandmother filmed by Tabitha Turner. Guitar by Austin Webb and piano performance by Jake Finch.”


Bre spent the Spring on tour with Joy Oladokun, Caitlyn Smith, followed by appearances at Bonnaroo, Lightning 100’s Live on the Green, and most recently AmericanaFest. Last month, she released her single, Ribbon,” a track dedicated to celebrating the moments of finally letting go and the first taste of what’s to come in this new chapter for Bre Kennedy.


Bre Kennedy creates music soaked in rich, timeless storytelling with innate pop sensibilities. She grew up in a musical household, taking in the greats like Tom Petty, Heart, Aretha Franklin, and Carole King. After a brief stint in LA, she hopped in her Nissan and headed to Nashville where she discovered her true musical identity. She self-released her Jealous of Birds EP in 2019, followed by 2020’s Twenty Something EP, and her 2021debut album, Note To Self, all of which appeared on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and the latter of which saw Kennedy grace the cover of the Today’s Singer-Songwriters. In the past couple of years, Kennedy has sold-out Nashville’s historic Exit In and has supported such renowned artists as Sheryl Crow, Gary Clark Jr., and Birdtalker.


Sept 23                        Nashville, TN @ The Basement East

Sept 25                        Cincinnati, OH @ Top Cats

Sept 26                        Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Sept 27                        St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

Sept 30                        Calgary, AB, CA @ Commonwealth Bar

Oct 1                            Edmonton, AB, CA @ The Starlite Room

Oct 3                           Vancouver, BC, CA @ Hollywood Theatre

Oct 4                            Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Oct 5                            Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater

Oct 8                            Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

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