Royal Wade Kimes Bio
Call it luck or divine intervention, Royal Wade Kimes would meet the legendary Eddy Arnold in the middle of the street in Brentwood, Tennessee when leaving his beloved mountains of Arkansas. Royal Wade was born a cowboy riding the rugged mountain range seeing after cattle. Arnold was taken with the real life horseman and asked him to come by his office after Christmas. He did and the two formed an unbreakable friendship over the years.
Kimes started out as a songwriter first. His endeavors as a writer garnered platinum and gold records from the likes of Garth Brooks, Diamond Rio, Gene Watson and others. Once established as a songsmith Eddy eased him into another entertainment arena, performing. Kimes smooth as Kentucky Bourbon vocal caught everyone’s attention right away and he was soon groomed for the stage.
The industry giant Joe Mansfield of Asylum Records signed Royal Wade to a record contract. He would enjoy a number of hit singles namely “Another Man’s Sky” being both a hit single and video.
American Profile did a feature story about Royal Wade Kimes, and Editor and Chief Neil Pond called his show one of the best you will ever see and hear.
Awards would begin to come. Royal Wade would win two Will Rogers Awards, and be named the top musician of the year by True West magazine. XM Radio named his record “Strikin’ Matches” the top album of the year. Garth Brooks calls up and the two of them cut a duet “Night Birds” which stayed at number one for weeks.
More awards and hits followed both in music and video until one day, because of his smile, his gentleman way, and his outlaw ancestry, Royal Wade Kimes evolved with the fans and industry alike as the “Gentleman Outlaw”.
Johnny Cash was a fan of Royal Wade Kimes and gave him some advice three weeks before his passing. “I don’t know what to tell you about the business anymore, but keep doing what you’re doing, the world will find you.” That is exactly what has happened.
Putting it simply, it has been decades since the entertainment world has seen or heard a vocal of Royal Wade Kimes smoothness and magnitude. Thus the reason Royal Wade can sing outlaw ballads reminiscent of Marty Robbins and cover Eddy Arnold love songs so easily. Kimes is also considered one of the best song writers of our time and his originals prove that out with many number one hits, top ten, top twenty and top forties.
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