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Kevin Welch

"Kevin Welch" (August 17, 1955 in Long Beach, California) is an American singer-songwriter.

Kevin Welch grew up in Oklahoma. He already toured as a teenager with several bands, before he moved to Nashville in 1978 to work as a songwriter. Singers like Ricky Skaggs, Steve Earle and Don Williams were using his material. At the same time he was very active in local clubs with his band - The Overtones. His popularity grew and in 1988 he signed a record contract with Warner Brothers.

In 1990 the album "Kevin Welch" was recorded and 2 years later "Western Beat". Both almbums received rave reviews, but did not sell very well. Warner Brothers discharged Welch from the contract.

In 1994 he founded with his companion Kieran Kane and Tammy Rogers, Michael Henderson and Harry Stenson the record label Dead Reckoning Records. The following year "Life Down Here On Earth" was published and in 1999 "Beneath My Wheels". The majority of songs are Welch's originals. In 2002 the album "Millionaire" was recorded with several Danish musicians.

In Europe he is known mainly for his hit "Something about you" (contained in Western Beat) which was used as background music in Tuborg's comme...

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