Who is Kenneth Matthew Dudney?
Kenneth Matthew Dudney is the son of Barbara Mandrell. For those who don’t know, Barbara Mandrell married Ken Dudney in 1967. The two had a kid named Kenneth Matthew. He was their first child.
This makes Kenneth the oldest son of Barbara. As of today, he’s a talented musician. At an extremely young age, Kenneth was exposed to a luxurious celebrity lifestyle due to her mother.
Every day, he would meet famous people, go on tours, and have tons of money. Unfortunately, this type of lifestyle made Kenneth go into an unruly routine.
Kenneth Matthew Dudney Personal Life
Because of his lifestyle and having access to almost everything he wants, Kenneth hit the lowest of the low.
At some point in his life, Kenneth burned down the home of his aunt. It was during this time that he realized that he had hit bottom and he needed help.
After this realization, Kenneth checked himself into a rehabilitation center right away. He finished his treatment and got a job in Nashville as a professional chef.
As of 2022, Kenneth is 16 years sober. He is also married to a singer-songwriter named Christy Sutherland.
The two first met while they were in Belmont College. However, they only started dating 15 years after when they crossed paths unexpectedly.
Kenneth Matthew Dudney Wife
Kenneth’s wife is Christy Sutherland. She was born on April 9, 1973. She is an American singer-songwriter that writes praise and worship songs. She also sings country music.
In 2004, Christy signed to Epic Records. She also ranked the single “Freedom” on the Hot Country Songs charts.
As of today, Christy is still married to Kenneth. The two got married on July 14, 2006. Their wedding was held at Barbara’s home (Kenneth’s mother).
Aside from being a husband and wife, Kenneth also works as a business and tour manager for Christy.
Christy wrote and sang a song with Jason Crabb called “Greater Still”. In 2012, the song won the AMG Heritage Award for song of the year.
Kenneth Matthew Dudney Mother
Kenneth’s mother is Barbara Ann Mandrell. She was born on December 25, 1948. For those who don’t know, Barbara is an American country music musician and singer.
During her career, Barbara played a range of musical instruments.
Aside from being a singer, Barbara is also an author and actress. She was known as one of the most successful music artists in the country during the early 1980s and late 1970s.
In the early 1980s, Barbara hosted a prime-time TV show. This show featured comedy sketches, dance numbers, and music.
Since 1967, Barbara has been married to Ken Dudney. Ken was a former Navy pilot and former musician.
During the time of their marriage, Ken gave up his career. After 4 years, the two welcomed their first kid. Barbara gave birth to her second child in 1976 and her third child in 1985.