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Royal Wade Kimes


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He’s a real-life generational throwback to Ozark mountain bank bustin’ bandits. He’s been a farmhand for Loretta Lynn, and he counts Garth Brooks as a mate after recording “Night Birds” (a track from Kimes’ A DYIN’ BREED release) with him. While many wannabes around Nashville strut their stuff under a wide brim and a fat buckle, hoping to steal fame by singing about what they don’t know, Kimes has no such pretense. This cowboy has sat tall in the saddle, seen the vastness of the range, roped and chased breakaway steers; he’s ridden the trails, taken the falls, in the truest sense of the term, and survived. He’s real. He’s country.

Kimes has a now fast-growing catalogue of seven releases. To each album he brings a keen honesty and a sharp ability to paint and share lyrics of hurt and heartache, spirited horses and lonely trails, crooked bad guys and white hats that save the day. Kimes doesn’t cobble an album together; rather, his collaborative works comes as keen stories, which keep the listener hooked. It’s a balance that needs applause and recognition. There are no short cuts of chasing a potential hit or snagging CMT exposure, Kimes isn’t about the quick clutch at fame; his style is passionate, caring and focused – he’s a long hauler, one who loves the journey rather than the destination.

Kimes, who has twice won the Academy of Western Artist’s Will Rogers Award, returns with his latest, and in the minds and ears of a growing fan base, his best release, STRIKIN’ MATCHES (Wonderment Records).


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