Pure and Simple.


Voted "Best Local Singer" for 10 years!

Kenny Maines

"Have Guitar, Will Travel"


Kenny was born in Lubbock, Texas, July 26, 1954 to James and Edith Maines. He was the third of five siblings in the Maines household. Kenny began life on a family farm in Acuff, Texas. Music was a big part of most family gatherings and that tradition continues today. James Maines, along with his older brother Raymond (Sonny) and younger brother Wayne formed the original Maines Brothers Band in the late 1950s. On any given weekend, you would find the brothers playing rodeo dances, VFW Halls, community theaters or the dance halls in Post, Texas (one of the few places folks could "legally" buy beer at that time).


James would sometimes take his sons along to perform during intermission. The boys had begun singing together when Kenny was 7 years old and the "Little Maines Boys" loved entertaining the crowd. Kenny would have to stand on a wooden soda pop crate just to reach the microphone.


Eventually, the "Little Maines Boys" became the next generation Maines Brothers Band and began forging their own West Texas Music traditions.The Maines Brothers Band recorded a total of eight albums, two of those for Mercury Records in Nashville, Tennessee. The band has shared the stage with Alabama, Reba McIntire, Barbara Mandrell, Ronnie Milsap, Dr. Hook, The Judds and many other artist of the era. After years of playing music on the road, the band decided to settle down and raise their families.


Since becoming a solo performer, Kenny has recorded three CDs. (Check out the "Merchandise" page).

The new Mantra is "Have Guitar, Will Travel" and Kenny looks forward to spreading his unique brand of West Texas Music.

For booking information, go to the "Contact" page.






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