Kieran Kane

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Kieran Kane
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Kieran Kane (right) with Kevin Welch at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco, CA
Background information
Born (1949-10-07) October 7, 1949 (age 64)
Origin Queens, New York, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Guitar
Banjo
Mandolin
Percussion
Years active 1986-present
Labels Asylum, Columbia, Atlantic, Dead Reckoning
Associated acts The Judds
The O'Kanes

Kieran Kane (born October 7, 1949 in Queens, New York) is an American country music artist, as well as the owner of Dead Reckoning Records, an independent record label.[1] Between 1986 and 1990, he and Jamie O'Hara comprised The O'Kanes, a duo which charted seven singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles charts, including the Number One single "Can't Stop My Heart from Loving You". In addition, Kieran charted a string of solo singles on Asylum Records in 1982. After The O'Kanes disbanded in 1990, both O'Hara and Kane recorded solo albums of their own.

Biography[edit]

Kieran Kane was born October 7, 1949 in Queens, New York. His first musical experience was at age nine, playing drums in his brother's rock band. Eventually, Kane shifted his focus to bluegrass, before relocating to Los Angeles, California where he found work as a session guitarist and songwriter.[2]

Kieran moved to Nashville, Tennessee by the 1980s, eventually signing to a publishing contract. He was also signed to a recording contract with Asylum Records, releasing his self-titled album in 1982. This album included two Top 20 country hits.[2]

The O'Kanes[edit]

Jamie O'Hara, another songwriter who worked for the same publishing company, first collaborated with Kane on a song entitled "Bluegrass Blues", eventually recorded by The Judds. Afterwards, the two began writing more songs together, and by 1986, they decided to form a duo known as The O'Kanes.

Signed to Columbia Records in 1986, The O'Kanes recorded three studio albums for the label, in addition to charting seven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. Their third album failed to produce any singles, however, and by 1990, the duo parted ways.

Return to solo career[edit]

In 1993, Kieran returned to his career as a solo performer. He signed to Atlantic Records that year, releasing the album Find My Way Home. Due to poor sales of this album, he was soon dropped from Atlantic's roster.[1] Two years later, Kane, along with three other Nashville singer-songwriters, founded Dead Reckoning Records, an independent record label specializing in country music. The label's first release was his second studio album, also titled Dead Reckoning.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album US Country Label
1982 Kieran Kane 38 Elektra
1993 Find My Way Home Atlantic
1995 Dead Reckoning Dead Reckoning
1998 Six Months, No Sun
2000 11/12/13: Live from Melbourne, Australia
The Blue Chair
2002 Shadows on the Ground
2004 You Can't Save Everybody
2006 Lost John Dean
2007 Kane Welch Kaplin
2009 Somewhere Beyond the Roses

Singles[edit]

Year Single US Country Album
1981 "The Baby" 80 single only
"You're the Best" 14 Kieran Kane
1982 "It's Who You Love" 16
"I Feel It with You" 26
"I'll Be Your Man Around the House" 26
"Gonna Have a Party" 45 single only
1983 "It's You" 30
1984 "Dedicate" 28
1993 "I'm Here to Love You" Find My Way Home
"Find My Way Home"
1995 "This Dirty Little Town" Dead Reckoning
"Cool Me Down"

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1993 "I'm Here to Love You" Martin Kahan
"Find My Way Home"[3]
1995 "This Dirty Little Town"
"Cool Me Down" Martin Kahan

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kieran Kane Biography". Oldies.com. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b c Ankeny, Jason. "Kieran Kane Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 
  3. ^ "CMT : Videos : Kieran Kane : Find My Way Home". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 

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