Singer and Songwriter Kimmie Rhodes
Kimmie Rhodes lives in Austin, Texas, and is a singer/songwriter with the voice of a beautiful child. Since this voice writes lyrics from her adult life, they touch hearts, bringing out the better nature of her listeners. Her multi-platinum selling songs have been sung by herself and a variety of well-known country stars.
Kimmie Rhodes began singing when she was six with her family gospel trio. She recorded her first album in 1981 at Willie Nelson’s studio. After her third album was released it led to British and European tours where she received rave reviews. Kimmie’s promotional tours gave her a large number of fans in the UK, Ireland and Europe. She has since appeared on a variety of TV and radio broadcasts including Willie Nelson’s “Farm Aid” concerts, Austin City Limits, and Late Night With David Letterman.
Waylon Jennings is one fan who says her singing pulls on the heart strings. Kimmie Rhodes wrote “Lines) with Waylon for his album “Right For The Time.” “Walls Fall Down” was recorded and released in 2008. Rhodes toured 10 European countries to promote the CD. The Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow and Canada’s Edmonton Folk Festival along with the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco were also on the schedule.
Kimmie has released fifteen solo CDs, published a book, written and produced 3 musicals, and written a catalogue of hundreds of songs. This is only a demonstration of her creative talents. Her “Dreams of Flying” CD was released in 2011, comprised of new, original songs along with a classic duet with Joe Ely, another Lubbock, Texas native. This latest CD still only scrapes the surface of the talents Kimmie possesses. Her career as singer/songwriter and musical play writer will undoubtedly continue to soar for decades to come.