Nashville Singer-Songwriter Bre Kennedy Signs To Nettwerk; Shares “Thick Skin (Acoustic),” Tour With Joy Oladokun Starts 4/7

March 11, 2022 BY Tamara Simons

Nettwerk Music Group is excited to announce the signing of Bre Kennedy, a Nashville-based singer and songwriter who creates music soaked in rich, timeless storytelling with innate pop sensibilities. Her latest single, “Thick Skin (Acoustic),” is a moving acoustic version of the triumphant anthem from her debut album, Note To Self, which she self-released in October 2021. Themes of self-growth, reflection, and over-coming shine through even more brightly with this stripped-back recording.  It is one of four songs from her upcoming EP Note To Self (Acoustic), set for release on April 15th. “Thick Skin (Acoustic)” is available tomorrow at all digital retailers here.

This weekend, Bre heads to Austin, TX for SXSW, where she’ll play Prime Video ‘Superheroes & Superstars Experience’ on Friday, March 12 before appearing at Nettwerk’s official showcase—presented by Ones To Watch, Women In Music, and The Ally Coalition—on Wednesday, March 16. Next month, she’ll embark on a North American tour supporting her friend and fellow Nashville artist, Joy Oladokun. All tour dates are below.

WATCH + LISTEN TO A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “THICK SKIN (ACOUSTIC)” HERE

Kennedy 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. Kennedy admits, “It was a lot of searching for what I wanted to say as an artist, and somehow I found that in Nashville amongst a community of incredible songwriters who inspired me to make music I loved.”

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. Media has also taken notice, with outlets like Billboard, Paste, American Songwriter, and Atwood singing her praises. At the end of 2021, Kennedy signed to Nettwerk and is currently working on new music.

Bre Kennedy joins Nettwerk’s expanding label roster, which also includes Wrabel, Mokita, SYML, Wild Rivers, Old Sea Brigade, and others. Stay tuned for more music and info.

Tour Dates w/ Joy Oladokun:

April 7             Austin, TX @ Antone’s
April 8             Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
April 10          Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
April 11          Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
April 13          San Francisco, CA @ The Great American Music Hall
April 15          Portland, OR @ The Wonder Ballroom
April 16           Seattle, WA @ Neumos
April 19           Salt Lake City @ Soundwell
April 20           Denver, CO @ Summit
April 22           Kansas City @ The Recordbar
April 23           Davenport, IA @ The Raccoon Motel
April 24           Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
April 26           Madison, WI @ The Majestic Theatre
April 27           Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
April 28           West Palm Beach, FL @ SunFest 2022
April 29           Toronto, CA @ Horseshoe Tavern
May 1              Boston, MA @ The Royale
May 2              New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
May 5              Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
May 6              Ardmore, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall
May 7              Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Cafe and Music Hall
May 9              Washington, DC @ Union Stage
May 10           Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
May 11            Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
May 13           Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
May 14           Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
May 15           Nashville, TN @ The Basement East

“Thick Skin” Single Art HERE