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But in the meantime, watch for news about ”The Outlaws and Romance of the Old American West” featuring Royal Wade Kimes at Columbia Community College Thursday, February 14, 2014 (Columbia, TN). Public access starts at 6:30pm.
October 16, 2013
The Liberty Center Association for the Arts and Starline Brass is thrilled to welcome Royal Wade Kimes back to the Liberty Center stage. The concert will be Saturday, Nov. 9 beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. The show is always a rousing, energetic, packed concert. Kimes will pay tribute to our American heroes during the show. Join us at the Liberty Center to celebrate our veterans.
The community is invited to purchase tickets in order to send local veterans as no charge to them to the concert. Veterans tickets will be distributed through the 40 and 8 Organization. To sponsor a veteran, please call the Liberty Center to purchase tickets or mail your sponsor marked “Veterans Show”. If you would like to send a 40 and 8 veteran to the show or purchase tickets for yourself, please contact the Liberty Center at (660) 827-3228 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the office at 111 West 5th Street in historic downtown Sedalia. Veterans needing more information should contact Tony Gallagher at (660) 287-3812.
Royal Wade Kimes is considered by many in the entertainment world today as a prolific writer both in song and novel platforms, as well as a top performer with a voice reminiscent of the crooners of yesterday. Before becoming a recording artist and author of western novels he was the highest paid staff writer on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee.
Eddy Arnold gave him his start while Johnny Cash encouraged him to stay true to himself, and James Arness congratulated him in letter for his success and determination in beating the system.
He has graced the cover of magazines like True West, Shooting Sports and Horseman’s Roundup to name a few. He has won numerous awards for his writings, recordings and performing works.
Royal Wade has shared the stage with the likes of Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Powers Booth, Trace Atkins, and many more. His film “Dixie Burns” which he directed and starred in was given a five star status rating by the industry music critics in Music City and HD/Film Specialist of Hollywood.
Each year, RWK celebrates those riders that have completed five years on the Mt Royal Trail Ride by presenting a personally-designed and specially-made belt buckle commemorating this accomplishment. This year, in addition to the buckle, the 40+ 2012 fifth year-riders were honored by RWK in original artwork. The likenesses, the time invested and sheer magnitude of this undertaking are amazing and a true indication of Wade’s gratitude and appreciation for “his” trail riders. The folks that continue to participate in the Mt Royal Trail Ride and Concert charity events each year are a testament to cowboys and girls everywhere — gracious, giving, and a lust for a life like no other! Read the rest of this page »
Royal Wade Kimes was given top honors with a “Blue Flame Award” for “Overall Creative Performance” for the film Dixie Burns. The award, comprised of directing, vocal, music, and lyric, was presented at an awards ceremony hosted at The Palm steak house in Nashville, Tennessee (Downtown Hilton Hotel).
Dixie Burns aired on BlueHighways TV Network and is still burning. A Nighthorse Film in association with Wonderment Records, the short video was filmed in Tennessee and Kentucky.
Awards for Excellence were achieved and attained through critical acclaim from the entertainment world in both music and film. Dixie Burns acquired a five-star rating from both music critics and small screen picture specialists. Categories were decided by project and performance. Read the rest of this page »
Every year, for the past seven years, Royal Wade Kimes has capped off his Mt Royal Trail Ride by putting on a full-blown concert for his trail riders and the general public, with proceeds going to the “Meals For Kids” program. His concerts have grown each year and just keep getting better and better! You can get tickets to this year’s (8th Annual Ride & Concert), program through RWK’s General Store, or these fine establishments in the Chester, AR area: Basham Grocery (Mountainburg); The Clearing House (Ft. Smith); Coleman Pharmacy (Alma); or the Chester Café (Chester). You can also call 615-351-3167 if you prefer to pre-order by phone/credit card. See you there!
Royal Wade Kimes’ latest album tells a story from start to finish, beginning with the Civil War, taking the listener through the outlaw days of Jesse James, the west, the cowboy, and ending with the most emotional song of the decade, “Run Wild”. “A Proud Land” is the companion CD to RWK’s, a 30-minute extended video, ”Dixie Burns”. Watch the trailer here.
The film is a powerful story of a solider returning home from a civil war that seemingly would not end. Each song tells its own story about the soldier’s journey, his memories of home, and his thoughts of the comrades he lost during the war. The film, shot in Tennessee and Kentucky, is emotional, sentimental, dramatic and filled with action. Producer and recording artist Royal Wade Kimes chose songs for the film from his new album, “A Proud Land”. Kimes has always been a civil war history enthusiast and has been preparing the project, “Dixie Burns”, for a decade. The film has been rated a five-star production and will be airing again on Bluehighways TV Network summer of 2013 (available at Amazon.com for as low as $14.99 or abe.com as low as $12.99).
“The trick, if there is one to telling a thirty-minute story completely in song, is to write pieces that link one to the other,” said Royal Wade Kimes. He then smiled. “I guess the hard part might be making sure the next song up is as strong as the last one played. If it’s not…game over.” Kimes is a strong supporter of the veterans and released “Dixie Burns” on Veterans Day. He is known for his generosity and caring for the men and women in service; after performing at the “Welcome Home Celebration” for the troops returning from Iraq, he gave away 1000 records to the troops in attendance.
Royal Wade Kimes has had numerous hits of his own, and has had songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Diamond Rio, Gene Watson and others. He has won the Will Rogers Award for best album, best video and his song “I’m An Ole Song” was chosen as a top 30 most popular song for the year of 2011 worldwide. His Marty Robbins-style of music has been tabbed,“authentic cowboy country” by the critics around the world.
RWK’s latest CD, “A Proud Land”, is a time-traveling musical history of the Civil War through Jesse James time periods, and beyond. This CD contains the soundtrack to the “Dixie Burns” short film along with numerous other original songs as only Royal Wade Kimes can do them.