(August 17, 1955) is an American country music
artist. He has charted five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs
charts and released eight studio albums. He is also one of the cofounders of the Dead Reckoning Records
label, which he founded with fellow musicians Kieran Kane
, Tammy Rogers, Mike Henderson, and Harry Stinson.
At the age of 7, Welch and his family moved to Midwest City, Oklahoma
. After graduating high school, he began touring with bands like New Rodeo and Blue Rose Cafe.
Welch moved to Nashville
in 1978 to work as a songwriter. Singers like Ricky Skaggs
, Waylon Jennings
, Patty Loveless
, Garth Brooks
, Trisha Yearwood
and Don Williams
were using his material. At the same time he was very active in local clubs, performing with John Scott Sherrill
and the Wolves In Cheap Clothing, The Roosters, and finally his own band - The Overtones. His popularity grew and in 1988 he signed a record contract with Reprise Records
In 1990 the album Kevin Welch
was recorded and 2 years later Western Beat
. The former produced four charting singles on Hot Country Songs
, including "Til I See You Again," which reached #39.
In 1994 he co-founded Dead Reckoning Records
along with Kieran Kane
, Tammy Rogers
, Mike Henderson and Harry Stinson. The... Read More