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Net Worth and Salary


Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s net worth is about $10 Million.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He has released several studio albums and experienced significant commercial success as a blues artist.

What is the net worth of Kenny Wayne Shepherd?

As of late 2016, authoritative sources estimate that he has amassed $10 million from his years in the music industry, album sales, world tours, and various television appearances over the course of a 25-year career.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd
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Facts of  Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Full Name Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Net Worth $10 Million
Date Of Birth June 12, 1977
Place Of Birth Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Profession Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Actor, Songwriter
Education Caddo Magnet High School
Nationality American
Spouse Hannah Gibson (m. 2006), Melissa Abcock (m. 2000–2002)
Parents Ken Shepherd
Awards Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Song
Music Groups The Rides
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best Music Film, Blue on Black, Deja Voodoo, Never Lookin’ Back, Nashville, TN, United States, New Orleans, LA, United States, Shreveport, LA, United States
Movies 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads, Experience Hendrix: Jimi Hendrix, Rock Prophecies, Nashville, TN, United States, New Orleans, LA, United States, Shreveport, LA, United States

Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Birth, Parents & Education

Kenny Wayne Brobst, or more commonly known as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, was born on 12 June 1977.

Shepherd was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, and developed an early passion for music.

His father, Ken Shepherd, was a local radio host and possessed a sizable music collection that he was able to tinker with as a child.

He began playing guitar at the age of three after receiving a guitar toy from his grandmother and took it more seriously after meeting Stevie Ray Vaughn at one of his father’s gigs.

Shepherd also began to take music more seriously while attending Caddo Magnet High School.

He began writing music and recording demos for himself after studying his father’s music collection.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Professional Career

Kenny Wayne Shepherd is an American songwriter, singer, and guitarist who became famous for his chart-topping blues and jazz compositions.

Giant Records signed him to a recording contract at the age of sixteen after viewing his video performance at the Red River Revel Art Festival.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd released his first album, “Ledbetter Heights,” in 1995. The album was an instant success, reaching Platinum status. His chart-topping singles “Born with a Broken Heart” and “Deja Voodoo” were well-received by his fans and became US chart-toppers.

Not only did his debut album catapult him to fame, but it also significantly increased his net worth.

After three years, he released his second album, “Trouble Is…”, which also went platinum and featured chart-topping singles “True Lies” and “Blue on Black.”

Shepherd would go on to release several additional albums, including 1999’s “Live on,” 2004’s “The Place You’re In,” 2007’s “10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads,” and 2010’s live album “Live! In Chicago,” all of which cemented Shepherd’s status as one of the best blues musicians of his generation.

His net worth was also increased by the sales of his albums, not to mention the constant touring around the world to promote them.

Shepherd also performed on television, which helped spread the word about his music. “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and “The Late Show with David Letterman” are among the shows on which he has appeared.

Additionally, he was frequently featured in publications such as Vanity Fair, Blender, Spin, and Rolling Stone. His numerous television and magazine appearances aided in his wealth accumulation as well.

Shepherd formed The Rides with fellow musicians Barry Goldberg and Stephen Stills in 2013. The trio released an album titled “Can’t Get Enough” in 2013.

Shepherd is still active in the music industry today, performing with his band The Rides and recently joining the 14th Annual Independent Music Awards judging panel.

Shepherd has been married to Hannah Gibson – the actress Mel Gibson’s daughter – since 2006, and the couple has three children together.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2012 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Song Footloose (2011)
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Long Form Music Video 10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads (2007)

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Facts of  Kenny Wayne Shepherd

  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd released new album “The Place You’re In” on October 5th, 2004.
  •  Children: daughter born October 2007, son born 2009, the second son born March 2011.
  •  He is a Blues-rock guitarist.
  •  Achieved his first platinum album while in high school.
  •  His and Hannah’s wedding service was a traditionalist Catholic ceremony served entirely in Latin.
  •  He is a brother-in-law of Edward Gibson, Christian Gibson, William Gibson, Louis Gibson, Milo Gibson, and Tommy Gibson.
  •  Married at Holy Family Catholic Church in Agoura Hills, California; the church his father-in-law built.
  •  Married his high-school sweetheart Melissa Abcock, whom he had dated since he was 17.

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