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Published on March 29, 2010, by in Uncategorized.

Hi, Jeff Willis here. Welcome to my blog on Texas Country Music.

Each blog post I will be highlighting one of my favorite

Texas Country Music artists. If you want to know more fully

what this blog is about see my first couple of postings and

the pages as well.

Ok, so I wanted to start with one of my most favorite Country Music

Artist, one that Billy Joe Shaver has said, “And there’s this little girl

down there in Waco…She’s real good, she writes the songs.”

Who is she? Well her name is Kimberly Kelly; and this girl

can write, sing, play mandolin, and entertain, and is a native

from Central Texas; Waco, in fact.  The Best of Waco has

placed her at #21 in an article titled 51 Reasons to Love Waco.

There is not a lot of info on her when you type in a Google search

for her name other than the Social Media she has associated with.

Her domain website appears to be in the process of being rebuilt.

But info on her first CD, bio, and all can be found here.

She does have info available on facebook which she uses with

some effectiveness and regular postings, and she has been known

to reply to her fans, which is now slightly over 1,100. Her myspace

page is complete with some of her songs available to listen to, along

with club dates.

Although she has a twitter page, she has not used

this platform to her advantage. In fact, as of this writing, her last

posting is from ten days ago, with infrequent postings before that.

Hopefully she will come to understand that both facebook and

twitter are powerful platforms that, when used together, can

help grow a fan base.

She can also be found on Radio Free Texas and you can request

and listen to her music there, as well as a great number artists.

There is a youtube channel that bears her name, but it is

is basically without videos. Some videos thrown up by fans

on youtube are avilable, but from a distance, angle, with the

crowd noise intruding on the sound quality. I could only find

one video that appears to be produced.

Also, she could not be found as a mycountryspace artist as yet.

But this gal will be noticed, and is being noticed. Hopefully we don’t

have to wait too long for her to get some videos on CMT/GAC.

Not sure how I first came about her Self-titled first CD, but she has a voice and

style that I really enjoy listening to. She now has two CDs to her credit;

Sweet Time Dreamin‘” was just released on the 16th of March, 2010. By far my

favorite Kimberly Kelly song from either CD is a track from her first effort. The

song is titled “Amandolin”, and is a gem of a song! Everything about this tune is a

thrill to listen to. The song “The Best of Texas” is another exceptional tune.

“Just Friends” is another good tune, along with “I’s Foolin’”. Every other

song on the CD is full of music, lyrics, and vocals that are excellent.

Although I will try to limit future postings to 3 to 5 songs, I will recommend

a number of songs from her sophomore release, Sweet Time Dreamin. She has

writing credits to 10 of the 13 songs. The first single is a duet with Stoney LaRue,

and titled “I See The Want To In Your Eyes”, a real good tune. I really like

“Every Bad Habit”, as well as “Texas Weather” which is an instant favorite.

“Middle Class Money” is a real toe tapper, and salute to the working man; while

“Eat, Drink, and Remarry” is just a fun song. “I Saw Your Face And Forgot” is a

duet with Aaron Watson that just has something charming about it. There is not

a bad song on either effort.

After listening to the CD more, I have to add “My Biggest Weakness”as a song to

listen to, along with “Tell It To My Heart”

Only bad thing about the CD is the song titles and credits are very difficult to read.

I also heard that there may be a Christmas CD in the works…hope it happens.

All in all, I think Kimberly Kelly is a Country Music Artist to enjoy

currently and keep an eye on for great things in the future.

I’m definitely a won over fan.

Kimberly’s latest song “Every Bad Habit” is #41 on the Texas Music Chart.

If you like her music, then you can help her by requesting her current

single be played on all the great radio stations that affect the chart.

See the Radio Station Info here.

You can also see Kimberly Kelly and other Country Music Artisits on

the Texas Regional Radio Report which give a listing of the Texas

Country Music Artist and their current single’s position.

Be sure to become a fan of Kimberly on facebook, and follow her on twitter.

Tell her Jeff Willis and TexasCountryMusicJunkie.com told you to.

You can click on any of the blue hyperlinks in this post to go directly to the links.

I have her website and social sites provided below as well.

http://www.kimberlykellymusic.com

http://www.myspace.com/kimberlykellymusic

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kimberly-Kelly/56874876156?ref=sgm

http://twitter.com/kimberlykelly

Watch Kimberly Kelly performing “Just Friends” at Bosque River Stage at

McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas below:

Texas Country Music Junkie on twitter



 
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Published on March 26, 2010, by in Uncategorized.

Hi, welcome to my blog on Texas Country Music.

After discovering my first choices for blog names

were already taken, I had to figure what to call it?

I asked myself why I was doing the blog? What were

my goals? Who was my audience? In short, what was

my motivation for doing so?

It all starts with the fact that I love the guitar

of all styles.

I also enjoy the sounds of the Banjo,

Mandolin, Fiddle, Steel, Resonator.  I love music

in general; Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass,

and Country. And the Country Music coming out

of Texas is the absolute best! There are so many

great songs comingfrom so many great

Texas Country Music Artists.

Ever since I started to recognize my tastes in

music, I’ve always “promoted” what I like to

others; always turning others on to the artists

and bands that I thought highly of. I wanted to

have a place for folks to go to read, see, and hear

about the music I like coming out of Texas; so it

became evident that Texas, Country, and Music

would be in the title. I am a junkie of such; and it

is my intent to make more junkies. : )

Put it all together and you have the name of the

blog:  TexasCountryMusicJunkie.com

I am amazed at the amount of great music that

never gets played on national radio; especially

the music coming from Texas.

My personal mission is to educate and enlighten

the rest of the world; and in particular California,

about Texas Country Music.

I will cover some nationally known Texas Country

Artists and bands, but my primary focus will be those

that have not surfaced into the national scene.

On each blog post, I will be covering an individual

Country Music Artist or Band once every couple weeks

to begin with; then once a week, with other content

woven in between time.

I will give some bio and history, as well as comment

on 3-4 of their songs. I will also provide links to the

artist’s website, facebook, myspace, mycountryspace,

and twitter pages. I do have a good sized list of artists

to begin with; but in the future I might welcome any

artist or band suggestions, and if they fit my personal

tastes, possibly use them in future posts.

I will also be posting about the places these artists

perform, as well as info on related website or articles

that I find of interest.

Ultimately, I would like to help in bringing Texas

Country Music to Southern California—boy do we need it!

Finally, I would like to draw your attention to some

additional pages on this blog.

I will have some affiliate links and banners coming soon

to this blog; please take a moment to see a briefing alert

on my “Affiliate Status Page”, which will be coming soon,

once the affiliates are fully functional.

Additionally, there will be a page link that will provide you

with information on how you too can start your own blog.

That is all for now.

Stay tuned for my first artist post coming

real soon. If you would like to receive notification of new

postings, please take the time to type in your name and email

address in the form to the right of the video.

The info you provide will not be shared or used for any purpose

other than the promotion of the content of the blog.

I look forward to sharing with you what I consider to

be the Best of Texas.

Please remember to post a comment in the “Comments” section below.