Kerry Kurt Phillips - Henderson Native and Songfest Host
Kerry Kurt has achieved six #1 singles and has been awarded over 75 gold and 36 platinum albums, accounting for certified sales of over 45 million records. Kerry Kurt's biggest hits include the George Jones’ Smash, "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" and several Joe Diffie hits such as, "Is It Cold In Here," "Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox," "In My Own Backyard" and "Pickup Man" which spent a record 5 weeks at #1. Both hits of Tim McGraw's "Down On the Farm" and "Maybe We Should Just Sleep On It," are products of Kerry Kurt's pen.
Some of his most memorable hits include “That’s Just Jessie” sung by Kevin Denney, Tammy Cochran’s “Life Happened,” Craig Morgan’s “Almost Home” (winner of the 2003 Music Row Magazine Song Of The Year), the 1998 TNN/Music City News Song Of The Year for Billy Ray Cyrus "It's All The Same To Me," the Tracy Byrd smash “Drinkin’ Bone” and Tim McGraw’s’“Do You Want Fries With That.”
George Strait’s “She Let Herself Go” was Kerry Kurt’s latest number 1 song and the Craig Morgan single “This Ain't Nothin’,” was recognized by the ICMA as the Inspirational Song of the Year. KK's songs have been recorded by John Michael Montgomery, Doug Stone, Mark Chestnut, Trace Adkins, Vern Gosdin, Ricky Van Shelton, Aaron Tipin, Tanya Tucker, Kenny Chesney, Eddie Raven, Phil Vasser, Ray Benson, Joe Stampley and many other notable recording artist.
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