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 child named Kenneth Matthew. He was their first child.
This makes Kenneth Barbara’s eldest son. To this day he is a talented musician. At a very young age, Kenneth was exposed to the lavish celebrity lifestyle by his mother.
Every day, he would meet famous people, go on trips, and have lots of money. Unfortunately, this type of lifestyle forced Kenneth into an irregular routine.
Kenneth Matthew Dudney’s Personal Life
Because of his lifestyle and access to almost everything he wanted, Kenneth hit rock bottom.
At some point in his life, Kenneth burned down his aunt’s house. Meanwhile, he realizes that he has hit rock bottom and needs help.
After this realization, Kenneth immediately checked himself into a rehab center. He completed his treatment and got a job in Nashville as a professional chef.
By 2022, Kenneth is 16 years smarter. He is also married to singer-songwriter Christy Sutherland.
The two first met when they were at Belmont College. However, they only started dating 15 years later when they unexpectedly crossed paths.
Kenneth Matthew Dudney Mother
Kenneth’s mother is Barbara Ann Mandrell. She was born on 25 December 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.
Apart from being a singer, Barbara is also a writer and actress. She was known as one of the most successful country music artists of the early 1980s and late 1970s.
In the early 1980s, Barbara hosted a prime-time TV show. The show featured comedy sketches, dance numbers and music.
Barbara has been married to Ken Dudney since 1967. Ken was a former Navy pilot and former musician.
During the time of their marriage, Kane gave up his career. After 4 years the two welcomed their first child. Barbara gave birth to her second child in 1976 and her third child in 1985.
Kenneth Matthew Dudney’s Wife
Kenneth’s wife’s name is Christy Sutherland.
In 2004, Christie signed with Epic Records. It also charted the single “Freedom” on the Hot Country Songs chart.
To this day, Christy is still married to Kenneth. The two got married on 14 July 2006. They were married at Barbara’s (Kenneth’s mother) home.
In addition to being husband and wife, Kenneth also works as a business and tour manager for Christie.
Christy co-wrote and sang a song with Jason Crabb called “Greater Steel“. In 2012, the song won the AMG Heritage Award for Song of the Year.