Kenny James Holland, who starred as Jimmy Flinders, a modern-day prodigal son, in the recent movie “Saturday’s Warriors 2016 – The Motion Picture,” started playing the piano at the young age of eight. While growing up in Michigan, he honed his musical talents by performing at local high school events.
The 21-year-old Mormon pop/rock recording artist and songwriter is no stranger to the stage or the music industry. He has a growing fan base (Holland Nation) comprised of all ages. This young promising artist has also performed in front of sold-out crowds as the opening performer for such well-known artists as Demi Lovato, Aaron Carter, Rae Sremmurd, and The Summer Set. His debut album, Heart and Keys, was released on 13 November 2012, and he soon became well-known from the singles “So What,” “One Day at a Time,” and “Backseat,” all from that album. His debut album was followed by an EP called Whatever It Takes. Kenny was inspired by and wrote the song for Tyler “Big T” James Hallsey who was diagnosed with DIPG at the age of thirteen on 8 February 2013 and did whatever it took to try and beat cancer. Tyler passed away at the age of 15 on 13 July 2014.
On 1 May 2016, Kenny released a new seven-track EP called “B.O.A.T.S.” B.O.A.T.S. stands for “Based On a True Story.” The EP is available for purchase and download on iTunes. The B.O.A.T.S. documentary came about while Kenny was on tour in December 2015 after being followed around and videoed to give his fans an inside look at his everyday life. He posted the eight-part documentary on his YouTube channel. In the documentary series, fans get to go behind the scenes with Kenny to hear him talk about what it is like being on tour, how certain songs get created, and much more. Videos for the songs “So Long,” “Dreamville,” and “Lifeline” from the EP are also available on Kenny’s YouTube channel.
One reviewer of the EP described it as “Beautiful” and commented, “Your music has matured in the best way possible. You have grown so much, and it’s so cool you have brought your story to life, and you are sharing it in such a beautiful way. Thanks for that.” Another reviewer described the EP as “Absolutely Amazing!!” and said, “So unbelievably proud of Kenny for all the hard work and effort that he has put into this EP! He is sharing his heart and story with the world, and it’s so beautiful! He has come a long way and has a long journey ahead of him… I have faith that he will succeed in whatever life throws at him next! “Don’t get caught in the waves.””
Kenny’s upcoming B.O.A.T.S. tour will be beginning soon. The picture below gives more detailed information about the tour and the upcoming dates and locations. This is one performance that you will not want to miss! Be sure to tell your family and friends about it.
Speaking about the EP, Kenny has remarked, “It will be edgier and deeper than my previous material, a noticeable shift from pop to rock, with an emphasis on making good music and revealing who I am as an artist and how I see things from my perspective.”