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”. Companion CD to RWK’s “Dixie Burns”, a 30-minute extended video. Watch the “Dixie Burns” 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. The film will run again this summer (2013) and is available at Amazon for as low as $14.99 or abe.com as low as $12.99. History put to music!
“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. For more information about Royal Wade Kimes go to www.royalwadekimes.com