Kyle McKearney Considers Legacy And Celebrating Life With “Grandfather”

[Cover photo credit to Chris Doi]

Kyle McKearney is a Canadian artist in the Americana scene, staking his claim with the release of his 2021 debut solo album Down-Home. He is now in the process of previewing new music from his sophomore album, starting with his latest single “Grandfather”

Along with this release, McKearney has announced Canadian tour dates this summer with Nashville artist Kip Moore, along with a hometown performance at Calgary’s Oxford Stomp 2022 alongside The Black Crowes, Our Lady Peace and Serena Ryder. 

McKearney says of the inspiration behind the new single:

‘Grandfather’ is a vision of what I would say to my grandchildren when I die. Memories are all we’re left with, and life is shorter than we plan. So live your best life, celebrate, love and stay present.

McKearney was born and raised in small-town northern British Columbia, moved to Nashville upon finishing high school, and later settled near Calgary, Alberta. He formed the Alt-Pop band The New Electric with his brother, which evolved into the band KROWNS. Following that, Kearney returned to his Americana roots, launching a series of cover song videos. He then began crafting a new signature sound inspired by artists such as Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell.


July 14 (Thurs) :: Fort St. John BC :: Energetic County Fair
(w/ The Washboard Union)
July 15 (Fri) :: Calgary AB :: Oxford Stomp 2022
(w/ The Black Crowes, Our Lady Peace & Serena Ryder)
July 21 (Thurs) :: Bala ON :: Kee To Bala (w/ Kip Moore) :: LINK
July 22 (Fri) :: Sudbury ON :: Grace Hartman Amphitheatre (w/ Kip Moore) :: LINK
Juiy 23 (Sat) :: Shuswap BC :: Monashee Music Festival 2022 :: LINK
July 25 (Mon) :: Winnipeg MB :: Burton Cummings Theatre (w/ Kip Moore) :: LINK
July 26 (Tues) :: Regina SK :: Conexus Arts Centre (w/ Kip Moore) :: LINK
July 28 (Thurs) :: Calgary AB :: Jack Singer Concert Hall (w/ Kip Moore) :: LINK