RYAN ADAMS NAME-CHECKED MY WIFE'S COUSIN IN ROLLING STONE!
Anyways, here's the excerpt from RS:
Q: Who's the best songwriter that no one's heard of?
A: How would we know? Off the top of my head, there's a fellow who lives in North Carolina named Kenny Roby that wrote a song called "Rather Not Know." He was in a band called Six String Drag that was around at the same time as Whiskeytown. He's phenomenal.
Here is the article in full
Check out Kenny's website as well