bio

For nearly twenty years Kenny traveled with his dad and his brother in one of Christian music's most popular Southern Gospel trios. The Bishops garnered several industry and fan awards including the coveted Dove Award as well as numerous number one and top ten songs. The group made a name for themselves appearing on television and stages all across America. Their songs were constants on most every radio station and program that featured Southern Gospel music. After thousands of miles, more than two dozen recordings and hundreds of songs, the Bishops, as a group, retired in 2001.

Now, after several years of quiet reflection away from music, Kenny returns with his debut recording that features songs that reflect his renewed spirit, his refocused mission, and his determined devotion to God's redeeming love. The success of his return record has made headlines with a surprise GRAMMY nominations and two Dove Award nominations.

Recent feature articles in major, main-stream music publications have brought added notoriety to Kenny's story of success and struggle in the Gospel music industry. This attention, coupled with a new understanding of God's love, has allowed Kenny to take his message of grace-beyond-limits to many who considered themselves unwanted or neglected by God. They are learning of their worth in God's heart, and coming to the true understanding that God's grace is either for everyone, or for no one. His writings and podcasts are popular stops on the Internet.

Kenny has defined his ministry with a stated mission and purpose based on his understanding that everyone, without exception, qualifies for grace.

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- MEDIA APPEARANCES -
Billboard Magazine
Country Weekly Magazine
Cashbox Magazine
USA Today
Fox News Channel
CNN
C-SPAN
PBS
Associated Press
TNN's Nashville Now
Crook & Chase
Trinity Broadcasting Network
John Hagee's Cornerstone
Singing News Magazine
US Gospel News
Several local independent & network TV stations
Several regional and local newspapers
- STAGE APPEARANCES -
The Grand Ole Opry

Christian Booksellers Association

Seminar In the Smokies - Estes Park, CO

LifeLight Festival - Sioux Falls, SD

Gaither Homecoming Tour

Southern Baptist Convention

Gaither Family Fest - Gatlinburg, TN

GMA Week - Nashville, TN

National Quartet Convention

- AWARDS & HONORS -
GRAMMY Award nominee - 2007
Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Recording

GMA Dove Award nominee - 2007
Best Country Recorded Song
Best Southern Gospel Recorded Song

GMA Dove Award
Best Bluegrass Recording
Kentucky Bluegrass - The Bishops

Singing News Fan Awards
Favorite Young Artist
Favorite Trio - The Bishops

Gospel Voice Diamond Awards
Favorite Trio - The Bishops

Cashbox Magazine
Best New Artist - The Bishops

The Bishops earned several number one and top ten songs

- RECORDINGS -
Kenny Bishop - 2006

Reaching Out - 1994

As a part of the Bishops Kenny recorded over twenty projects.

Kenny has appeared on several of the Gaither Homecoming video recordings and was featured with George Younce on Mountain Homecoming.