CANADA (CelebrityAccess) – Sakamoto Agency has today (Aug. 21) announced the addition of rising country star Kendra Kay to the agency’s international roster.
Raised in the Canadian Prairies, Kay has been praised for her ‘powerhouse vocals’ and her live performance, dubbed a ‘must see’ by Top Country News. The rising country singer/songwriter released two singles in 2018 that made their appearance in the Top 100 Canada Country National Airplay chart for a combined 17 weeks, and amassed nearly half a million streams. She also took home the Manitoba Country Music Award for Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year, and the Canadian Independent Music ‘Video of the Year’ Award for ‘Best Country Video’, in the last 12 months.
Of the signing, Sakamoto’s Carla Hackman, who has been working in a development role with Kay and her team for the last six months, said: “When I first saw Kendra on stage, her show demanded my attention. Her passion, drive, and enthusiasm for music kept me dedicated, and now we look forward to propelling this young star onto stages across the nation!”
Sakamoto’s Operating Partner Paul Biro added: “We are exceptionally pleased to welcome Kendra to our roster. Her family roots are generations-deep in the country lifestyle from barrel racing to Chuckwagons and it is apparent in every note Kendra sings. She is the real deal when it comes to country music. With amazing talent, multiple regional awards, and a boundless spirit, we are so excited to help bring Kendra’s unique sound to the international marketplace.”
Kay’s manager Jeremy Johnson of Johnson Talent said: “We’re proud to be joining the Sakamoto Agency, a world class booking agency that brings a wealth of industry knowledge and relationships, along with a roster of some of country music’s biggest stars, as we work together to continue to elevate the next stage of Kendra Kay’s growing career.”
Kay herself concluded: “I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the Sakamoto team! I truly love the family atmosphere everyone at the agency creates, I feel like I couldn’t have found a more perfect fit and I am so pumped to see where we can go together!”
Sakamoto Agency’s current roster includes Aaron Goodvin, The Washboard Union, Nice Horse, Chris Buck Band, and a variety of entertaining shows such as André-Philippe Gagnon’s “The History of Rock ‘n Roll” and GNR Entertainment’s The Legend of George Jones, ft. Duane Steele, plus more.