Ethan Kent was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and raised in Dallas, Texas. He is a product of a hard-working, hard-praying, church-going, single mother who invested in the development of his gift and nurtured his love for the kingdom of God. Enduring hard times and humble beginnings, Ethan is now on the verge of a phenomenal musical career and longevity as an artist. Although a newcomer to the music industry, he has faithfully served his local church, Faith Christian Center, in Arlington, Texas leading worship, directing, and training musicians and singers for well over a dozen years. During that time he has garnered skills for playing multiple instruments and leading adults, youth, and children in various worship styles including traditional, contemporary gospel, and contemporary Christian music.
He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Christian Studies, with a music ministry emphasis and a Music Business minor from Dallas Baptist University. He later married the love of his life, Audrey Etté Kent, who works as an attorney and alongside with him in business and ministry. Together they founded Tonic Blueprint, LLC, an indie label and music production company.
Ethan’s ability to create innovative sounds with poignant yet unpretentious lyrics has catapulted him to the top of the Gospel Billboard charts with his debut radio single, “My Hope Is In Glory”. The groovy smooth inspirational anthem was a favorite at radio for months and showcased Ethan’s performance magnetism and fresh new sound for the Christian & Gospel music genre.
Ethan’s first debut project, WORK IN PROGRESS, will be released January 21, 2014, on his own Tonic Blueprint label via Central South Distribution. This much anticipated project moves in a different vein musically, merging gospel, R&B, rock, and pop with refreshing themes and conversational lyrics that will inspire people of all ages. His edgy urban and pop influences can be heard on the title track “Work In Progress” while creatively orchestrated horns and piano work are intertwined throughout the entire project.
To consider booking the ministry of Ethan Kent for worship services, concerts, youth events, music conferences, and clinics please visit www.ethankentonline.com, or email your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & MILESTONES
- In 2012, awarded the Chris Simpson Award by KHVN, Dallas’ biggest gospel radio station, and inked a national distribution deal with Central South Distribution
- In 2013, performed at the Stellar Radio Awards, Philly Radio One Conference, C.O.G.I.C AIM Conference, Chicago Annual Radio Announcer’s Radio Guild, WAAW Shout Fest, Carlos Hale’s Urban Soul Café, Kwanzaa Fest, and Pure Radio Christmas; secured TV appearances on the Word Network and the Christian Broadcasting Network’s Turning Point; featured in the September issue of Sister2Sister magazine, and awarded the New Artist of The Year by KHVN
- In 2013, his first radio single, “My Hope Is In Glory” debuted within Billboard’s TOP 30 for 15 weeks, peaking at #23
- Wrote and produced every song on his upcoming release “Work In Progress”. (Release date: January 21, 2014)