Caleb Kennedy Biography

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Caleb Kennedy is a 16-year-old singer, songwriter, and musician from Spartanburg, South Carolina. He got a golden ticket to appear on the big stage of the American Idol 2021. Caleb is a really young and talented person. He tried playing the trumpet but he didn’t enjoy it, so he decided to learn how to play guitar. Caleb got his first guitar with the money he received on his 13th birthday. He is really happy that he didn’t give up on music.

Early Life

He was shattered and broken when his parents decided to divorce and it was during this time when he had lost a bit of himself. In order to cope up with the loss along with the flood of emotions, he decided to turn to music which helped him recover from the tragedy that he had faced after his parents got divorced. Caleb is really close to his mother who appeared virtually during the auditions along with his stepfather to encourage him and give him a pep talk. He is currently 16 years old and is a sophomore at the Dorman High School in the city of Spartanburg in South Carolina.

Caleb Kennedy American Idol

Caleb is someone who performs at a lot of gigs around his hometown with his band and during one of those nights, he chose to sing one of his originals, ‘that’s my papa’ and ‘nowhere’. He said that ‘Nowhere’ is what got him to where he is now. Whenever he writes songs, he wants to make somebody feel something. He doesn’t want to talk about drinking beer around bonfires but wants his music to tell a story. Apart from being a singer, Caleb is also a songwriter and writes songs every day. He also said that he is more of a songwriter than a singer. For the auditions, he sang his original song titled ‘nowhere’.

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He had only written the first verse of the song but the judges were really impressed with his performance. Luke Bryan and Katy Perry were happy to help him get a breakthrough for the next verse saying, “You’d better finish that song because that song’s gonna take you somewhere. You’ve got something really special”. Despite being the youngest contestant on the show, Caleb has got an enormous amount of singing skill and talent. After reaching into the Top 24 list with his own rendition of “Midnight Rider” last week, Caleb was tasked to sing with the incredible Jason Aldean. They both performed “Fly Over States” and got a standing ovation at the end.

Caleb Kennedy Biography

Real Name Caleb Kennedy
Birth Date 21 October 2004
Age 16 Years
Birth Place Roebuck, South Carolina, USA
Nationality American
Profession Singer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Libra

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 6” – in Centimetres – 167 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 59 kg  –  in Pounds –  130 lbs
Chest Size 42 Inches
Waist Size 32 Inches
Biceps Size 16 Inches
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average


Father Marvin Guy
Mother Anita Guy
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School Not Known
College Not Known

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Girlfriend None
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Personal Life

So, far there is no information available regarding his personal life in the media. Although, we will keep you updated with all the updates about him from reliable sources in the future. Caleb has recently gotten a surge over his social media. He has an Instagram account (@calebkennedyofficial) which has over more than 13.9k followers.

Caleb Kennedy Net worth

Caleb’s net assets are yet to be audited. He is still studying but it is estimated that his net worth is around 10k dollars. His earnings and incomes mostly come from his gigs and uploads.


  • He was invited to the audition by the producers of the show after he bowled them over with Marshal Tucker Band’s song.
  • Caleb’s first time on the airplane was when he was flying to Ojai, California, for the auditions.
  • He considers himself to be more of a songwriter than a singer.
  • Caleb is really close to his mother and she is her biggest fan.
  • He wants his music and songs to tell a story and cheer up the people during these hard times.
  • Caleb wanted to play the trumpet but he didn’t like the feel of it so he switched to guitar.

1 thought on “Caleb Kennedy Biography”

  1. Caleb, I stopped watching A.I. after you dropped out. That video of you with another child pal wearing a KKK looking mask, was a really rotten thing for someone to post. Gezz, kids do goofy things, and playing around with another child, wearing a KKK looking hood, should have not been any reason for you to have had to leave that show. I wish that pal had come forward and told the press that “we were just a couple of 12 year olds being goofy”. My goodness, you were not even a teenager when that was done! Unless your family are card holder KKK members, you should NOT have had to drop off that show, however maybe it was a wise thing to do at this time of elevated social sensitivity. I think that you did get enough screen time to show that you are loaded with talent. You seem very mature for a 16 year old, and you will do well in the music profession if you choose to continue that in your adult life, which realistically does not begin until you are 21 – 5 years from now. So keep doing what you are doing, Finish High School, Keep your reputation clean by making honorable behavior choices, be kind, have courage, and as you have been doing, continue to direct your efforts toward your dreams and you will attain success.


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