Kim Parent is currently on tour with Christopher Cross, is a staff singer at The Grand Ole Opry, works in numerous Nashville studios, and performs regularly in songwriter shows. She is also a new member of the Nashville chapter of the American Christmas Carolers.
Kim has been featured as a songwriter in Atlanta’s “Home By Dark” concert series, Montana’s “Big Sky Songwriter’s Festival”, Birmingham’s historic “Workplay”event center, and “Jim Parker’s Songwriters Series” in Huntsville, Alabama. She produced and hosted an 8-series songwriter’s circle In Tullahoma Tennessee. She was invited to perform at 2 Recovery events this summer in Nashville.
Kim is currently working on her third CD due out this spring. The sound of the new project has been compared to Chris Isaak, Roy Orbison, and Eva Cassidy. Please check back for samples coming soon! Her first two CD’s are available on cd baby/I-tunes.
Other artists she has performed with include Garrison Keillor, Lionel Richie, Carole King, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Reba MacEntire, Ronnie Dunn, Michael McDonald, and Trisha Yearwood, just to name a few. Her voice has graced many CD’s and neo-classic country hits over the past few decades.
Kim toured with legendary country duo Brooks and Dunn for 6 years, was a cast member of the popular TV show "The Singing Bee" for 6 seasons, and has written songs for Zomba music publishing and Don Goodman Music.
Her songs have been recorded by T. Graham Brown, Jonell Mosser, Ronna Reeves, Lucy Diamond from the UK, Gail Bliss, and several Canadian artists.
Kim had her first ever solo performing experiences while attending the University of Delaware. Accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she had her first experiences in the music business playing coffee houses, the local bar ‘Klondike Kate’s, Deer Park Tavern, and the now infamous Stone Balloon.
She began her journey into songwriting while still living in her native state of New Jersey, traveling into New York City to appear at CBGB’s, Kenny’s Castaways, and The Bitter End.
Relocating to Nashville to secure a writing position with Zomba Music jumpstarted the career we now can see in full bloom.
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To contact Kim please email her at: Kimparentmusic@gmail.com