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Zanesville OH, United States (1995 – present)

Kimberly Kay “Kim” Richey (born in 1956 in Zanesville, Ohio) is an American singer/songwriter. Though her work fits into the general country music category, her sound is not easily categorized. Her songs have been hits on both the country and pop charts. She has often been described as an Americana artist.

Her 1995 self-titled debut album provided her first country hit, “Just My Luck”, as well as the follow-up “Those Words We Said”. Her follow-up album, 1996’s Bitter Sweet featured a more pop-oriented sound.

She has also had significant success as a songwriter for others. She collaborated with Radney Foster on “Nobody Wins” and co-wrote Trisha Yearwood’s hit “Believe Me Baby (I Lied)” (Yearwood also covered Richey’s “Those Words We Said”). Maura O’Connell covered her song “Every River”.

Richey provided backing vocals on “Come Pick Me Up” on the 2000 debut album Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams.

In 2004 her track, “A Place Called Home”, was featured in episode 16 of season 5, “Shells”, of the Angel television series. The song later appeared on the Angel soundtrack, Live Fast Die Never. Her most recent album, Chinese Boxes, was released on July 10, 2007 with her new single “Jack and Jill”.

On 7 July 2007, she performed in Washington at Live Earth.

Her latest album, “Thorn in my Heart”, was released in 2013.


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  • ChristFollower3

    “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” –Romans 5:12

    18 Jun 11:04pm Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    Thorn In My Heart is just beautiful :3

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • Targetlive

    Two time Grammy nominated Kim Richey will play early on Sunday at Bridlington's Musicport Festival, which runs from the 4th-6th of November. More info here: Musicport was established in 2000 to promote live music and music education in Whitby and the surrounding area with its primary event being Musicport World Music Festival each autumn. Over the last eight years the festival has grown year on year and has established itself as a prestigious event in the festival calendar attracting major names such as Rachid Taha, The Buena Vista Social Club presents Cachaito Lopez etc, Toumani Diabate, Levellers,Misty In Roots, Courtney Pine, Talvin Singh, Richard Hawley, Chumbawamba, Altan, Rolf Harris, Mory Kante, Osibisa, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, & Los De Abajo.

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Ruminator

    I remember being at a Tex-Mex joint in Lubbock eating lunch with friends. I heard some music in the background I couldn't identify. I asked my friend, "who's that?" "It's Kim Richey, I think," he replied. I started looking for a recording and found her eponymous album and bought it. I was hooked. What an extraordinary voice! She knows how to pitch her songs to take advantage of her talent. She writes excellent lyrics and she chooses great musicians for her studio work. It's some of the best music in my collection.

    4 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Biscuit1978

    Come and joint the group Female Singer-songwriter of the week. Nominate your 5 favourite artists each wee for entry to the Hall of Fame.

    2 Oct 2010 Reply
  • cukierk0wa

    The Absence of Your Company <3

    1 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Janemarchetta

    I LOVE Kim Richey, She played at this music event, Sunset Sessions that my other favorite singer Lisa Bouchelle played at.... They're pretty similar actually I would love to see them play together sometime. Check her out!

    10 Jun 2010 Reply
  • isukkinen

    New album sounds great. A bit like Aimee Mann

    1 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Relaxzz

    Wonderful music. Especially Come Around !

    22 Oct 2009 Reply
  • SuchBadBoy

    FRED-WESLEY 4EVER!!!! A place called home is wonderful!!

    24 Sep 2009 Reply
  • DisposableHeros

    wonderful sounds

    23 May 2009 Reply
  • lawnmusik

    sounds great..glad she was recommended

    4 Apr 2009 Reply
  • cryostrich

    shes wonderful

    21 Mar 2009 Reply
  • londonrainn

    i love all of these songs!

    3 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Whip-Smart

    A Place Called Home is the only song I know and I adore it so much

    1 Mar 2009 Reply
  • systolediastole

    Thanks for the link!

    26 Nov 2008 Reply
  • thetrousers

    new interview with Kim in Wears The Trousers magazine:

    26 Nov 2008 Reply
  • hereinmyhead

    I loved her live!!

    12 Sep 2008 Reply
  • systolediastole

    Wish I'd seen her live.

    7 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Gaynor7

    Kim is brilliant and great live

    30 Jul 2008 Reply
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