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. He spent the early part of his career playing and singing in clubs through out the Southwest US before relocating to 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, David MacKechnie, Billy Lee and Buddy Mondlock. Kent’s music has been performed on international radio and TV and won multiple industry awards including an RIAA Gold Record for his hit single, “From Where I’m Sitting,” as recorded by Gary Allan. Kent continues to lives in Nashville writing and recording music for movies, TV and radio and sharing his knowledge, love and passion with up and coming songwriters.