Kenny Greenberg

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Kenny Greenberg
Birth nameKenneth S. Greenberg
BornCleveland, Ohio
GenresRock music, country music
Years active1984–present

Kenneth S. Greenberg is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and session musician. He is known for bringing a rock-and-roll sensibility to Nashville recording sessions.[1]


Greenberg was born in Cleveland, Ohio but attended junior high and high school in Louisville, Kentucky. He moved to Nashville at age 21 to play guitar professionally, initially playing on demos and then recording sessions.[2][3] Tony Brown was instrumental in helping Greenberg break into production and session work.[4]

Greenberg has worked with Taylor Swift,[5] Amy Grant, Brooks & Dunn, Gretchen Wilson, Willie Nelson, Jewel, Wynonna Judd, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Montgomery Gentry, Peter Cetera, Faith Hill, Cyndi Lauper,[6] and other artists. Greenberg has toured with Kenny Chesney,[2][7] Faith Hill, and Bob Seger.[8]

Record production[edit]

Greenberg produced albums for Pam Tillis (Thunder & Roses),[9] The Mavericks (The Mavericks),[10] Allison Moorer (The Hardest Part,[11] Down to Believing[12]), Joan Baez (Play Me Backwards),[13] Eve Selis (See Me With You),[14] Kayla Adams (Bad Decisions),[15] and others.[3] Greenberg produced and played guitar on Edwin McCain's Misguided Roses.[16]

Greenberg produced the song "A Soft Place to Fall" sung by Allison Moorer for the Robert Redford film The Horse Whisperer, and contributed instrumental music to the movie and soundtrack.[17]


Greenberg has written songs for Amy Grant ("House of Love"), Ashley Cleveland ("The Power of Love"),[3] and SheDaisy ("Little Good-Byes").

Greenberg wrote and produced instrumental music for VH1's Behind the Music, Beverly Hills, 90210, Baywatch, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, and Entertainment Tonight.


Greenberg won the Academy of Country Music award for Guitarist of the Year for 2012.[2]

In 2007, Greenberg won a Grammy Award for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album for his production on Ashley Cleveland's album Before the Daylight's Shot.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Greenberg lives in Nashville with his wife Ashley Cleveland.[19] He maintains his home studio Ken's Gold Club.[1]


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  1. ^ a b Michael Ross (December 8, 2015). "Kenny Greenberg Gives the Lowdown on the Nashville Studio Scene". Guitar Player. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Joe Bosso (July 30, 2012). "Kenny Chesney guitarist Kenny Greenberg on playing stadiums, sessions and his guitars". MusicRadar. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Josh Elkes (January 26, 2012). "Songwriter Spotlight: Kenny Greenberg". SongTrust. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Paul "TFO" Allen (August 17, 2011). "Nashville Session Roundtable". Guitar Player. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  5. ^ Perone, James E. (Jul 31, 2017). The Words and Music of Taylor Swift. Abc-Clio. ISBN 9781440852954. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  6. ^ Robyn Flans (July 1, 2016). "Cyndi Lauper & Tony Brown". Mixonline. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "Kenny Chesney Adds ACM Guitarist of the Year Kenny Greenberg to His Band". KSAM. May 11, 2012. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  8. ^ George Paul (December 29, 2011). "Bob Seger still has the same soul in L.A. show". Orange County Register. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "Pam Tillis Sings Of 'Thunder & Roses'". Billboard. February 21, 2001. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  10. ^ Michael Mccall (August 31, 2003). "Mavericks - Mavericks". No Depression. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  11. ^ "Album Review: Allison Moorer – 'The Hardest Part'". My Kind of Country. May 26, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  12. ^ Stephen L. Betts (September 26, 2014). "Allison Moorer Battles Wolves, Hurricanes on New Album". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  13. ^ Alan Rhody (December 1, 1992). "Thoughts From Music Row". Louisville Music News. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  14. ^ staff (April 14, 2016). "Eve Selis Releases New CD 'See Me With Your Heart' Produced by GRAMMY-winner Kenny Greenberg". Broadway Music World. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  15. ^ "Kayla Adams Readies 'Bad Decisions' for September 8 Release". The Country Note. September 3, 2017. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  16. ^ Mark Jordan (February 26, 1998). "The Rhythms of Life". Memphis Flyer. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  17. ^ Evans Price, Deborah (August 15, 1998). "Redford Film Boosts MCA's Moorer". Billboard. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  18. ^ "Artist: Kenny Greenberg". Grammy Awards. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  19. ^ "Interview: A Set with Ashley Cleveland and Kenny Greenberg". The High Calling. November 15, 2006. Retrieved November 5, 2017.

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