Kimmie Rhodes (USA)
“Kimmie Rhodes: The soul of a poet and the voice of an angel.” – Rodney Crowell
“Kimmie has the voice of a beautiful child coming from an old soul. She touches us where the better angels of our nature dwell, and I believe we need that now more than ever. If you haven’t before, do yourself a favor and bring her into your listening life.” – Emmylou Harris
“While there’s a department of it in Washington, D.C., one must really question if there’s any justice in a country that can’t recognize what Willie Nelson did years ago: that Kimmie Rhodes is an “undiscovered superstar.” Yes, he was probably smokin’ something the Feds would frown upon at the time, but the fact remains that native Lubbockite Kimmie Rhodes is just as deserving of mention in the same revered breath with fellow West Texan musical legends such as Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison & the Flatlanders.” – Lone Star Music
Singer-songwriter Kimmie Rhodes is a native Texan who calls Austin home. A creative and prolific artist, she has recorded and released a total of sixteen solo CDs to critical acclaim in publications worldwide, including Vogue, MOJO and Oxford American Magazine. USA Today included her album “West Texas Heaven” in their Top Ten of the Year. She has written and produced three musical plays and a catalogue of hundreds of songs, many of which have appeared in major motion picture soundtracks. Kimmie’s multi-platinum selling songs have been recorded by such stellar acts as Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Joe Ely, Waylon Jennings, Peter Frampton, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. She attributes much of that success to her affiliation with Rondor Publishing International. Together with Willie Nelson she recorded two of her originals for his album “Just One Love” and they co-produced their duet album, “Picture in a Frame.”
Kimmie is currently serving as an associate producer for a documentary, “They Called Us Outlaws” to be presented by the Country Music Hall Of Fame In Nashville, TN. She is also starring with Jaston Williams and Joe Ely in a theatrical production, “Is There Life After Lubbock” and completing a book of memoirs, “Radio Dreams.” Kimmie’s promotional tours created a solid fan base in the UK, Ireland and Europe. She has headlined with her band at festivals all over the world and has appeared on many European and American TV and radio broadcasts including Late Night with David Letterman, Austin City Limits, BBC Documentary “Back To Beth’s” and “Bob Harris Country Sessions” on BBC Radio 2. Kimmie’s most recent album is 2015’s “Cowgirl Boudoir“, dedicated to her mentor Cowboy Jack Clement.