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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Net Worth

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Kenny Wayne Shepherd net worth is
$10 Million

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Wiki Biography

Kenny Wayne Brobst, or more famously known as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, was born on the 12 June 1977, and is an American songwriter, singer, and guitarist who became famous for his blues and jazz music that became chart-topping hits.

So how much is Shepherd’s net worth? As of late 2016, based on authoritative sources, it is reported to be $10 million acquired from his years in the music industry, the sales of his albums, world tours and various television appearances, during a career which now spanning 25 years.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Net Worth $10 million

Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, Shepherd fell in love with music at a very young age. One of his biggest influences was his father, Ken Shepherd, who was a local radio host, and has a wide music collection which he was able to tinker on as a kid. He started playing guitar at age three years old when his grandmother gave him a guitar toy, and took it more seriously when he met Stevie Ray Vaughn at one of his father’s gigs.

While at Caddo Magnet High School, Shepherd also started taking music more seriously. He studied his father’s music collection, and started writing music and recording demos for himself. At the age of 16, Giant Records saw his video performing at the Red River Revel Art Festival and signed him to a recording contract.

In 1995, Shepherd released his first album “Ledbetter Heights” that became an immediate success and even reached Platinum sales status. His hits “Born with a Broken Heart” and “Deja Voodoo” were well-received by his fans, and became chart-toppers in the United States. His debut album not only hurled him to success, but also tremendously increased his net worth.

After three years, he released his second album “Trouble Is…” and didn’t disappoint, as it also went Platinum and its hit songs “True Lies” and “Blue on Black” also topped the charts. He went on to release several more albums including 1999’s “Live on”, 2004’s “The Place You’re In”, 2007’s “10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads” and 2010’s live album “Live! In Chicago” that ultimately cemented Shepherd as one of the best blues musician in his generation. The sales of his albums also helped raise his net worth, not to mention the constant touring around the globe to promote them.

Shepherd also performed on television, promoting his music to a larger audience. Some of the shows he appeared in have included “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Late Show with David Letterman”. He was also consistently featured in various magazines like Vanity Fair, Blender, Spin and Rolling Stone. His various appearances on television and in magazines also helped his wealth creation.

In 2013, Shepherd teamed up with fellow musicians Barry Goldberg and Stephen Stills and created a band called The Rides. The trio released an album in 2013 entitled “Can’t Get Enough”.

Today, Shepherd is still active in the music industry, still working with his band The Rides, and recently became part of the judging panel of the 14th Annual Independent Music Awards.

In terms of his personal life, Shepherd has been married to Hannah Gibson – daughter of actor Mel Gibson – since 2006, and together they have three children.

Full NameKenny Wayne Shepherd
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthJune 12, 1977
Place Of BirthShreveport, Louisiana, United States
ProfessionRecord producer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Actor, Songwriter
EducationCaddo Magnet High School
SpouseHannah Gibson (m. 2006), Melissa Abcock (m. 2000–2002)
ParentsKen Shepherd
AwardsBillboard Music Award for Top Rock Song
Music GroupsThe Rides
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, Grammy Award for Best Music Film, Blue on Black, Deja Voodoo, Never Lookin' Back, Nashville, TN, United States, New Orleans, LA, United States, Shreveport, LA, United States
Movies10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads, Experience Hendrix: Jimi Hendrix, Rock Prophecies, Nashville, TN, United States, New Orleans, LA, United States, Shreveport, LA, United States
1On live performing: "That's the big payoff. To walk on stage every night and watch the fans sing along - it's total fulfillment. It's what playing music is all about."
1Releasing new album "The Place You're In" on October 5th, 2004. [October 2004]
2Children: daughter born October 2007, son born 2009, second son born March 2011.
3Blues rock guitarist.
4Achieved his first platinum album while in high school.
5His and Hannah's wedding service was a traditionalist Catholic ceremony served entirely in Latin.
6Brother-in-law of Edward Gibson, Christian Gibson, William Gibson, Louis Gibson, Milo Gibson and Tommy Gibson.
7Married at Holy Family Catholic Church in Agoura Hills, California; the church his father-in-law built.
8Son-in-law of Mel Gibson.
9Married his high-school sweetheart Melissa Abcock, whom he had dated since he was 17.


Guitar Man2015/IDocumentary performer: "Don't Lose Your Cool"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Footloose2011performer: "Walkin' Blues"
Numb3rs2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
3000 Miles to Graceland2001as Shepherd, "In 2 Deep" / performer: "In 2 Deep"
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker2000Video "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker End Title"
Michael1996performer: "The Spider and the Fly" 1965
The Fan1996performer: " LET ME UP I'VE HAD ENOUGH" / writer: " LET ME UP I'VE HAD ENOUGH"


Movie Stars2000TV SeriesKenny Wayne Shepherd


10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads2007Video documentary associate producer


Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003Documentary extra special thanks: artiste - as Kenny Wayne Shepard


Sam Lay in Bluesland2015Documentary completedKenny Wayne Shepherd
Jay Leno's Garage2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Blues Musician
Sidemen: Long Road to Glory2016DocumentaryHimself
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years2014Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - Musical Support / Himself / ...
B.B. King: The Life of Riley2012DocumentaryHimself
Eye on Entertainment2012TV SeriesHimself
Full Throttle Saloon2011TV SeriesHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician
Guitar Center Sessions: Kenny Wayne Shepherd2010TV SeriesHimself
Rock Prophecies2009Documentary
Tavis Smiley2008TV SeriesHimself
10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads2007Video documentaryHimself
American Idol2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself
The 43rd Annual Grammy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Live On2000Video documentary shortHimself
The 1998 Billboard Music Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesHimself
Austin City Limits1997TV Series documentaryHimself

Nominated Awards

2012Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongFootloose (2011)
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Long Form Music Video10 Days Out: Blues from the Backroads (2007)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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