Caleb Kennedy is set to take the stage at a star-studded festival in the coming weeks.
The American Idol alum announced that he will be performing alongside country superstars Sam Hunt, Riley Green, Jon Langston, Laine Hardy, and more at the 2021 Greenville Country Music Festival on September 11 at CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
In addition to Hunt, Green, Langston, Hardy and Kennedy, Chris Bandi, Jukebox Rehab, Warrick McZeke, Dirty Grass Soul, Connor Sweeny, Cody Webb and DJ Slim McGraw will also be performing at the festival.
According to GoUpstate, Kennedy will perform original tracks from his EP, including “It’ll Catch Up With Me Someday,” “I Miss My Buddies,” “Why Did You Leave Like That” and “Nowhere,” a song he previously performed during his time on Idol.
Kennedy also told GoUpstate that he is excited to be able to meet some of the artists performing as he’s been inspired by several of the singer/songwriters, specifically noting Laine Hardy, as he said his song “Ground I Grew Up On” reminded him of home during his time on Idol.
“This song (“Ground Of I Grew Up On”) reminded me of home when I was in California,” Kennedy explained. “That song helped me so much. I would just listen to it over and over. Turns out Brandon Kinney was one of the lead writers on that song. I was able to meet him and write a song with him when I went to Nashville.”
Kinney and Kennedy wrote a song called “That’s The One” during their 4-hour writing session in Nashville.