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.
Ron Gregory of The Kentucky Boys has handcrafted a knife for Royal Wade Kimes made of 440 stainless steel. Overall length of the knife is 7-1/2″ with a 3-3/4″ blade. The knife is hollow-ground with Brazilian Rosewood handles with the RWK logo engraved on one side and Royal Wade Kimes’ signature on the other.
The sheath it rides in was handcrafted by Don Gregory from 6 oz top grain cowhide leather, hand-tooled with the RWK logo on the front and laced with hand-cut leather strings. Dyed brown with a hand-rubbed gloss finish.
Regularly $175, now on sale for $149.99 in the General Store!!
We have a great number of repeat trail riders that really look forward to the annual Mt Royal Trail Ride and Concert. Over the years, many of these trail riders would arrive a day, or two, or three ahead of schedule just to hang out, help out, and explore the surrounding wooded areas – with prior permission, of course!
Since we agree that there’s nothing better than riding trails with your friends — equine and human alike — we are now offering a way to do so and help with the Meals For Kids charity as well. The documents have been changed to reflect your desire to spend a few extra days in the mountains of Arkansas. For an additional $75 (total $250), you can arrive on Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 and have access to ice, porta potties — all the amenities of home! Reserve your spot now!
You can now find where RWK’s music is being sold without calling around record stores or searching on-line. We have put together a fairly comprehensive list of both .com and brick-and-mortar stores, which you’ll find on our MEDIA page. Or, you can just open this PDF file of the brick-and-mortar stores and peruse at your leisure! Thanks for your continued support!
Royal Wade Kimes releases “A Proud Land” on Wonderment Records and is distributed nationally by Select-O-Hits.
“A Proud Land” is the first of its kind in theme. It begins with the civil war and then takes you to the outlaw days of the west…and without realizing, the listener will find they have drifted across the plains on wagons going west with “Wagon Train.”
Have you ever wondered just how many cowboys are in this piece of art? Acoording to Kimes, he’s heard people say they’ve found 17 and/or 18 cowboys; he just smiles and asks if they thought there might be more…..
Well, I can personally say I’ve not found them all; my eyesight isn’t as good as it used to be and that’s where I’m leaving it! The thing is, you can get your own signed/numbered print of the 1800′s Cattlebarons Stockyard (a real place, by the way) for only $50 for a limited time (through midnight Feb 15th); regular retail is $450, so you can count your money before you start on the cowboys!
You can find the print on RWK’s general store, along with his other original art and related signed/numbered prints. Take a walk through the store; you’ll find t-shirts, CD’s, DVD’s, leather wristbands, and all other manner of interesting products!
Oh, yeah….DON’T FORGET! While you’re wandering through his store and happen across one of his original pieces of art that would look absolutely perfect in your office/house/tack room (hey, some people decorate in there!) and is still available, you can get it now through midnight Valentine’s Day (Feb 14th for those who don’t keep up with that…..) for half the retail price! That’s a great deal on a great piece of art! See you there!
“Dixie Burns”, RWK’s 30-minute extended music video, is a moving experience through song of a soldier returning home from war, as described by the President and CEO of BlueHighways TV. BHTV
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”, due out later this year. Kimes has always been a civil war history enthusiast and has been preparing the project, “Dixie Burns”, for a decade.
“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
Valentine’s Day is upon us and what better way to celebrate than giving a gift of original art to your true love or even to yourself! Hey, you work hard, you like nice things, why not spruce up your own home or office with original RWK artwork?
From now through midnight Valentine’s Day (Feb 14th), all Royal Wade Kimes original art work is 1/2-price!!!! That’s right, you can now own that awesome “Double-Load”, “Nathan Bedford Forrest”, or any of his other originals for half the list price! Go here to see the originals still available. Pricing is plus shipping/insurance. You can order straight through the General Store (Paypal) or with your credit card at 615-351-3167.
Love is in the air….get a little something to remember it by!!!!