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The Gentleman Outlaw Royal Wade Kimes signs endorsement with Buckaroo Hatters

Royal Wade Kimes is now wearing the pride of hat makers, a Buckaroo Hatters custom made best.
Buckaroo Hatters located in Covington, Tennessee is the cowboy and cowgirl’s premiere quality hat.
Recently Buckaroo Hatters heard Kimes’ music being played at a Western Convention and wanted to know who that was. The owner Mike Moore was so impressed he set out to get in touch with Kimes.
The Gentleman Outlaw’s brand of music is masterful, and Buckaroo Hatters recognized that fact.
They too go the extra mile by building the best hat, not one of the pack, not second place, but the best. Since Kimes strives for perfection with every song and show…the two brands made for a great endorsement.
Royal Wade Kimes is a two time winner of the Will Rogers Award, and was nominated for Most Outstanding Male Entertainer for 2014.
Kimes has written mega hits for Garth Brooks, Diamond Rio, Gene Watson, and others before having multiple hits of his own as a recording artist. He has graced the covers of music and horse world magazines, and has appeared on some of the biggest stages across America, including the Grand Old Opry.

- Larry Holden


Announcing a first ever JUNE Trail RIDE!

Mount Royal Trail Ride June 21st.
Arrive the 20th and spend the 21st and 22nd in the beautiful mountains of the Ozarks.
Ride led by “The Gentleman Outlaw” Royal Wade Kimes.
Call 615-351-3167 for details.


The Gentleman Outlaw Royal Wade Kimes has been nominated by the Academy of  Western Artists (AWA) for the Will Rogers Award.  The esteemed category is for the Most Outstanding Male Performer in Western Music.

Royal Wade and his Packing Iron Posse band perform for diverse audiences across the country such as Colleges, Performing Arts and Theater venues.  He has introduced The Gentleman Outlaw Brand of Western Music to the critical masses around the world through cable network and other media outlets, and with his last CD release, “A Proud Land”, endorsements and sponsors have clambered aboard.

The AWA Awards Show will be held in Irving, Texas March 29th, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in the Grand Ball Room.

Royal Wade Kimes has written platinum and gold records, and has numerous number one songs to his credit.  He is one of a chosen few to record a duet with Garth Brooks, the western love song “Night Birds.”  He has graced the cover of the famed True West Magazine, Equine World, and Horsemen’s Roundup.

 Royal Wade has produced and directed award winning projects in film and music depicting the West.  Known as a prolific songwriter, he is also a published western author in audio and print.  For more about Royal Wade Kimes go to http://www.royalwadekimes.com/.


Larry Holden

2014 Mt Royal Trail Ride — Oct 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2014

Mt Royal Trail RideCountry and Western Recording Artist Royal Wade Kimes, a Chester, Arkansas native, started the Mount Royal Trail Ride in October of 2006 and the tradition continues today. This year’s ride takes place October 3-5, 2014 and is located in the mountains along the scenic border of Arkansas and Oklahoma. Riders come from all over the United States and ride the same trails that Cole Younger, Belle Starr, Cherokee Bill and other outlaws rode in the 19th century.

What is the Mount Royal Trail Ride?

The Mount Royal Trail Ride is a two-day horse trail ride through historically important and some of the most beautiful countryside in northwest Arkansas, led by Royal Wade Kimes. The ride has seen a 90% return of riders each year, which is a testament to not only the ride but the whole experience.  It is awesome!

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“American Hero” Concert – Nov 9, 2013

Royal Wade Kimes to honor vets with ‘American Hero Concert’

October 16, 2013

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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: lcaa@iland.net 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.

New Works From RWK

RWK ArtRoyal Wade Kimes has been busy in his studio, not only writing songs but authoring new and exciting books as well as completing a series of artwork that bring joy and fond memories to those involved.ghost town

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 »

Mt Royal Trail Ride – Directions!!

CHESTER 2013The 8th Annual MRTR Trail Ride & Concert are almost upon us!!
You still have time to sign up for the ride – new trails, new base camp, same quality of fun and music as the past seven years! Don’t forget to get your tickets for the concert!!! It’s going to be great!
Directions to Mount Royal Trail Ride for trail riders .
 If going east or west on I-40 take the Alma exit I-540 north to the Chester Exit. Turn right and go through Chester, turn left across the railroad tracks and stay on pavement for 6 miles, do not turn until you are at the end of the pavement, then turn slight left on “Kimes Tower Road” which is a dirt road and stay on it for a mile and a half to eight tenths. The Base Camp is on your left beside the road.  There will be signs as well.
If coming from the north on I-540 take the Chester Exit. and follow above directions.
Directions for concert
 Those going to the concert the 28th go through Chester, turn left across the RR tracks and follow the pavement to the top of the mountain six miles. When the pavement ends you are there. Concert on the left. You will see the giant tent. There will be signs showing the way.

Royal Wade Kimes Receives Overall Creative Performance Award

Royal Wade KimesRoyal 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 »


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