The release of the 'Very Best Of Brian Kennedy' celebrates Brian’s 20 years in the music business with this definitive compilation which showcases the key tracks from his early RCA albums together with 8 tracks from his later years on Curb Records. These include ‘Get On With Your Short Life’ (Radio 2 single of the week on its release) and ‘Curragh of Kildare’ featuring actor Adrian Dunbar from Brian’s BBC TV series ‘On Song’. Brian represented Ireland in the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest and finished in the Top 10 with ‘Every Song Is A Cry For Love’. Brian’s biggest hit single ‘You Raise Me Up’ which reached #4 in the UK was released following his specially requested performance at George Best’s televised funeral in 2005.
During these 20 years, Brian has opened on Broadway in ‘Riverdance’ performing a specially written set by the show’s composer Bill Whelan, he has been a key member of fellow Belfast man and international legend Van Morrison’s Blues and Soul World Tour for 6 years, and has also performed many live concerts for Bill Clinton together whilst extensively touring globally in his own right.
Among the many awards Brian has collected over the years is the Irish Music Industry Award (IRMA) for Best Male Album, the Hot Press/2TV Award for Best Male Artist and earlier this year he was the recipient of Ireland’s coveted Meteor Award for Lifetime Achievement.