There is only one way to experience Mary Ann Kennedy - The Trail Less Traveled. Just listen to it. There is no format for it. There is no category for it. There is no precedent for it.
There are very few people in this world whose lives have not been irrevocably changed by a relationship with an animal. This new work by Mary Ann captures those significant moments in every song. From her tranquil farm in Middle Tennessee, Mary Ann sees, breathes and feels the strength of nature, the communication between and among animals and converts both to lyrics, music and arrangements with amazing clarity. It captivates the listener.
Mary Ann has 20+ years of traditional success in the country and pop fields with cuts by Emmy Lou Harris, Sting, Art Garfunkel, Reba McEntire, Patty Loveless, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Restless Heart, LeaAnn Rimes and Pam Tillis, among others. Her first grammy nomination was for her single, "Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands," recorded by Lee Greenwood and Reba. Restless Heart's "I'll Still Be Loving You" earned a second grammy nomination for Mary Ann and co-writers Pam Rose and Pat Bunch.
"The songs on this new CD were inspired by the deaths of my two soul-mates: my dear 15-year-old pug, Choy, and my forever-friend, Tonka, the colt I raised and rode for 9 years. Both their souls flew away together in August, 2000," Mary Ann explained. "The healing process is an amazing thing."
This new project is innovative, hauntingly spiritual, sometimes hilarious and powerfully insightful. Every horse lover will smile at "I Wish I Had a Horse," about Mary Ann's childhood dream; every horse owner will relate all too closely to the universal truth of horse ownership, "Gotta Go Feed"; and no one can sit still to the syncopation of "Paso Fino." "Goodbye", a painfully emotional experience common to all animal owners, will stay with the listener long after the music ends - but, then, so will the silliness of the haughty "Barn Cat." Each cut on this CD evokes a new memory or emotion.
Just listen to it.
You can find out more about Mary Ann by going to: