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Paul Kennedy

  • Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005
  • Birth: Saint John, New Brunswick


Born in Saint John, New Brunswick Paul Kennedy was born in Saint John, New Brunswick and started his radio career at CJLS Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in 1968. For the next 27 years he dedicated himself to country radio, including 20 years spent at CHFX-FM Halifax, both on air and as Music Director.

Throughout his career he has pursued as many opportunities as possible to speak with on air or publish news and interviews with country’s biggest stars such as Waylon Jennings, George Strait, Keith Urban, Hank Snow, and Shania Twain and continues to tireless promote rising Canadian country talent.

In the mid-nineties, Kennedy formed his own company, "Kennedy Artist Promotions" to further his work covering Canadian artist achievements, including radio reporting for national programming such as "Today's Country" with Greg Shannon.

He has been a sought-after feature writer about music and specifically country music for publications such as the Halifax Daily News, Country Wave and has written a monthly column for Country Music News since 1981 titled "East Coast Country".

Paul won the CCMA Music Director of the Year Award five times, and captured the CCMA On Air Personality of the Year Award on three occasions and is proud to have reported from Country Music Week every year since 1984.

Paul Kennedy Photo Album