I am Jim Colyer and I am a songwriter in Nashville. I began writing for women during the Shania Twain era. In 2009, I met Kymberly Bryson at BuckWild Saloon. She was singing, and I felt there was something in her voice that matched my writing style. It was that bluesy element. We began recording at Direct Image Studio. It came natural, and we soon had a 10-song CD. The songs are rockin' country, a blend of the old and new.
1 GOD GIVEN TALENT - Her lover is a country singer. Love is his talent. Billy Ray Cyrus made it into this song.
2 HARD EARNED LOVE - A hard-working lady gets out for the weekend. I like the AABA form.
3 I FEEL SO COUNTRY - I portray a country girl and put Shania Twain in it. "Country" has three meanings: USA, "out in the country" and country music.
4 ALL ROADS LEAD TO YOU - Travel images: world, globe, trip to Mars, highway, dead-end street, U-turn, green lights and traffic.
5 LOVE ME JUST A LITTLE - Love gets her through the night.
6 I LOOKED TWICE! - A girl walks into a bar, sees a singer on the stage and does a double take. She finds the love of her life.
7 PUT ME ON THE SPOT! - Begins with the chorus and the hook.
8 A MAN IS A MAN - Her man is flawed, but he delivers. I bring characters together for sex during solos.
9 THE TRUTH - I always heard the truth hurts. I also heard the truth will set you free. My song reconciles the two ideas. A hurricane of emotion!
10 JESUS PAID MY DEBT - I believe the message of the New Testament is ultimate truth.
Kymberly and I were both born in the 20th century. My birthday is December 29. Hers is January 31. I come from Louisville, Kentucky. She comes from Michigan, near Detroit. Music came early for Kymberly. As a little girl she pretended she was Madonna. She used the end of her jump rope as a mic, singing into it. The other end, she wrapped around a wheelbarrow in her parents' garage. It was her amp. She got her country and gospel background from her mother. Early influences were Patsy Cline and Trisha Yearwood. I found my inspiration in the music of The Beatles and Swedish ABBA. Kymberly made her way to Nashville at the tender age of 22. Since then she has played in bands, traveled and written her own songs.