Sho-Bud Music signed Johnson to a publishing deal in May, 2003. Since, he esteemed himself as a formidable writer and artist in Nashville, where he attracted the attention of publishing houses on Music Row. He quickly felt at home under the Windswept roof and Sho-Bud Music and Windswept entered into a co-publishing agreement in March, 2006. Since, Kenís catalog has expanded to include songs from co-writer hit-makers like Jeffrey Steele, Kim Williams, Jeremy Stover, Don Poythress and a slew of others.