"In the all-important bluegrass category, (Chris Austin/Merlefest) first prize went to one of our own. Congratulations to David Morris, Mitch Matthews, and Dawn Kenney for their song, Something About A Train!"
“First Place winner in the 14th Annual Great American Song Contest, Christian/Gospel category”
"Dawn’s singing, alone, would have carried the show"
"Clearly...a wonderful artist within the Bluegrass world"
"2012 - Selected as NERFA Quadcentric Showcase Artist"
“2010 - selected for the final round of consideration in the first Podunk Bluegrass Festival Songwriters Competition”
“Dawn selected for 2007 the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase, Friday, July 27th, Hillsdale, NY”
"Real Authentic Bluegrass!"
“2008 North American Country Music Organization Most Promising Songwriter of The Year, Bluegrass”
“2007 New England Country Music Organization Songwriter Of The Year, Bluegrass, for "Who Shot John Cyrus?”
“2007 New England Country Music Organization Most Promising Songwriter Of The Year, Bluegrass, for "That's God Talking”