Hadley Kennary is an artist/songwriter whose music is a modern mosaic of pop: shades of infectious melodies, poetic prose, and multi-faceted stories and are blended together to create a voice all her own.
Hadley's songs have garnered support from several reputable blogs as well as Nashville's independent radio station Lightning 100. She has been featured in renowned songwriting competitions such as Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase, Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Songwriting Competition (where she won 2nd place in 2015). Her songs are contagiously catchy and refreshingly honest. With these songs and her live show, along with her contributions to several artists' projects as a songwriter and background vocalist, Hadley is carving a space for herself in Nashville's ever-growing music scene.
Kennary, appropriately pronounced like the bird, grew up constantly moving around the US. In 2014, she graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Hadley has graced stages around the country such as SPACE in Chicago and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, as well as several shows in Ireland and the UK. Hadley lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she continues to write, record, and perform live.
On the heels of her buzz-worthy first single of 2020 "Blueprint", Hadley's next single "Painter" was released on July 31, 2020. With hints of the early 2000’s songwriter-pop she was raised on, Hadley explores the rollercoaster journey of letting go in "Painter". Finished in quarantine and the second in a series of singles to be released in 2020, "Painter" is now available on all streaming platforms.
“In-between stages in life are tough to navigate. Whether you’re looking for a new job, navigating the dating world, or figuring out a nagging aspect of your life, the way forward isn’t always clear. On new track “Potential,” Nashville songwriter and artist Hadley Kennary explores how to embrace the in- between.” - No Country for New Nashville
“One part pop starlet, one part wandering troubadour...she meshes studied musicality with personal experience to craft her layered pop sound.”
"What more can we say other than A+ songwriting, a beautiful vocal, and universal content." - Indie Happy Hour
“...it’s always good to discover new artists— and after hearing the song ‘Painkiller’ by Hadley Kennary, we know that she’s truly got lasting power in such a tough industry.” -HelloGiggles
“Hadley Kennary’s soulful and grounded vocal attention, give off a light of warmth and delight.” - Come Here Floyd