The new year has been good to hitmaker Kendell Marvel and his signature Honky Tonk Experience (HTE). At the top of the year, Marvel joined country superstar Luke Bryan in Mexico for his annual music bash Crash My Playa. With Mexico in the rearview mirror, he now has his sights set on Europe. Marvel is scheduled to tour with CMA Award-Winning Duo Of The Year Brothers Osborne as they crisscross the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Sharing the Honky Tonk Experience with an international audience has been thrilling. “Having the opportunity to take the Honky Tonk Experience to the Crash My Playa crowd with Luke was huge for me,” said Marvel. “We had a hell of a time, and I think the folks that came out to hear us did as well. Now we’re looking forward to going across the pond, sharing the stage with Bros Osborne and spreading the country music gospel.”
Marvel’s booming voice, songwriting prowess, and guy-next-door charm have made him a favorite among his peers. In addition to dates with Luke Bryan and Brothers Osborne, he has recently been tapped to open for Gary Allan and Jamey Johnson.
Named one of “20 Indie Discoveries from 2017” by NPR World Cafe Nashville, Marvel and his Honky Tonk Experience have become a staple on the Nashville scene. Rolling Stone Country claims Marvel’s Honky Tonk Experience is “quietly becoming the hottest ticket in town.”
On top of the accolades in the media, Marvel’s co-write with Chris Stapleton “Either Way” won a Grammy for Vocal Performance Of The Year. Subsequently, Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson performed “Hard Livin,” a co-write by Marvel and Stapleton, on Saturday Night Live.
In addition to the award-winning co-write with Stapleton, Marvel has written hits for George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Blake Shelton, Gary Allan and Jake Owen among countless others. After years of crafting hits for other artists, Marvel is finally taking center stage with the release of his debut albumLowdown & Lonesome, and earning high praise for it.
Kendell Marvel Europe Dates w/ Brothers Osborne:
Date Venue City
May 5 The Limelight Belfast, UK
May 7 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, UK
May 8 Brighton Concorde 2 Brighton, UK
May 9 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, UK
May 11 Koko London, P5, UK
May 12 O2 Ritz Manchester Manchester, UK
May 13 O2 ABC Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Kendell Marvel’s monthly Honky Tonk Experience residency at Nashville’s famed Exit/In is sponsored by SunTrust Bank, Pickers Vodka, and BMI. For a complete list of dates, log onto www.kendellmarvel.com