Kenny Maines (Bio) Kenny was born in Lubbock, Texas, July 26, 1954 to James and Edith Maines. He was the third of a total of five siblings in the Maines' household. Music was a major part of most family gatherings and that tradition continues today. James Maines, along with his older brother, Raymond or "Sonny" and younger brother, Wayne formed the original Maines Brothers Band in the late 1950s. Almost any weekend, you could find the brothers playing rodeo dances, VFW halls and community theaters. James would sometimes take his sons along to perform with the band. The boys had started singing together when Kenny was 7 years old and the "Little Maines Boys" loved entertaining the crowd. In those days, Kenny would have to stand on a wooden "soda pop" crate, just to reach the microphone. Eventually, the "Little Maines Boys" became the next generation "Maines Brothers Band" and forged their own West Texas musical traditions during the 70s and 80s. The Maines Brothers Band recorded a total of eight albums, two of those for Mercury Records in Nashville, Tennessee. The band shared the stage with Alabama, Reba McIntire, Barbara Mandrell, Ronnie Milsap, Dr. Hook, The Judds and many other artists of the era. After years of playing music on the road, the band decided to settle down to raise families and pursue other careers. The Maines Family has continued to have a majoy impact on the music industry. Kenny's brother, Lloyd Maines, has become a sought after producer and studio musician. Lloyd's daughter, Natalie, has achieved international acclaim as the lead singer for the Dixie Chicks. This incredible passion for music truly is a 'Family Tradition'. Kenny was elected Lubbock County Commissioner in 1992 and held that position for 12 years. In 2004, he decided to leave the political arena and return to the music that he loved. Kenny now performs in and around the Lubbock area and with the release of two CDs, "Kenny Maines" and "Out of Control", he always looks forward to performing for anyone who enjoys West Texas Music.