|Born and raised on a ranch near the southern Oklahoma village of Woodford, Kenny grew up around working cowboys. One of his earliest recollections is following his grandfather, Alva Fields, into the tack rooms of the Chapman Ranch in the Arbuckle Mountains just north of Springer and its sister ranch near Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The smell of horse sweat and saddle soap was burned into his mind at an early age.
Realizing that growing up in this great nation is an honor, Kenny has been active in his community. He was a charter member of the Dickson Foundation for Excellence in Dickson, Oklahoma. This organization raises money to reward teachers for innovative ideas that stimulate the students awareness of the value of education. He was also elected to the Dickson School Board in 2006.
Kenny was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease in 1999, and he has considered it a nuisance. He started writing poetry in March 2004. Kenny honestly believes that the Parkinsons issue has been
|Kennys first book Rhymes & Times of a Parrothead Cowboy is an autobiography written in prose and short stories. The title confuses a few folks as most people do not know what a Parrothead is.
A Parrothead is a fan of a Margaritaville lifestyle. Kenny loves the ocean, boats, and just about anything else tropical, so he used this phrase to bridge his cowboy world to his Margarita world.
Kenny rodeod for six years in the amateur ranks and has been an avid team roper since 1988. There is nothing he would rather do than spend an afternoon with his two sons, Jason and Dillon,
Kenny admits his poetry is not classic, but rather modern cowboy poetry, ranging from cowboys with cell phones and pagers on a young horse to a cowboy trying his luck on a surfboard he built with six two-by-fours and baling wire.