“Kent has the eye of an observer, the heart of a poet, and the mind of a dreamer, a good combination for any songwriter to have.”
— Kent Blazy, songwriter of: "If Tomorrow Never Comes", "Ain't Goin' Down ('Till The Sun Comes Up"), "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)"
Kent Maxson, “Max” to his friends, was raised in West Texas and graduated with a degree in music from Texas Tech University. While living in Lubbock, he recorded three solo albums and worked with legendary Texas music producer and steel guitar player, Lloyd Maines. Kent spent the early part of his career playing and singing in clubs through out the southwest before relocating to Nashville.
Once in Nashville Kent began to play in writer’s venues through out the city, honing and developing his songwriting skills. Soon he was writing with country superstar Garth Brooks and a list of Nashville’s finest songwriters, among them, Kent Blazy, Kim Williams, Tommy Lee James, Kin Vassy, Red Lane, David MacKechnie, Billy Lee and Buddy Mondlock. Kent’s music has been performed on international radio and TV and has won multiple industry awards, including an RIAA Gold Record for his hit single, “From Where I’m Sitting”, as recorded by Gary Allan.
Kent currently has three of his songs on the newest CD by Irish singer Mary Duff, including the first single, "Mr Noble," a song that he co-wrote with Garth Brooks. He penned the singles, "Leading The Pack" and "Memories Not Dreams" for rising young country artist, Alyssa Trahan, has 12 of his songs on the critically acclaimed album by Irish Traditional Country star, Jordan Mogey and contributed "2 Steps And A Waltz Away" to Will Banister's latest CD. Kent released his latest album, “MAX” in November 2019.