Kimberly Dunn nominated for 2 Texas Regional Radio Report Awards!
We are proud to announce that Kimberly Dunn has been nominated for 2 Texas Regional Radio Report awards: Best Female Vocalist & Best New Female Artist. Second round voting has begun and YOU, the fans, have a voice!! Head over to the TRRR awards show homepage to create an account (very simple/quick) and cast your vote!!! -MGMT
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Kimberly Featured in Bryan-College Station Eagle
In an article published by the Bryan-College Station Eagle on April 13th, Randy Rogers described his first time he met Kimberly and what he thought about her first single, “Randy Rogers.”
“I got to meet her and give her a hug and tell her thank you,” Rogers said.
The article reflected on Rogers’ return to Chilifest this weekend and the success he and his band have experienced since the last time they performed in Snook, TX.
View the whole story originally published in the April 13, 2012 edition of The Bryan-College Station Eagle.
Austin KXAN Morning Show
Kimberly performed as a special guest on Austin’s KXAN Music edition on Sunday, March 4th. View the interview and performance here!
Kimberly Performs on Fox 7’s Good Day Austin
Kimberly to Appear on KBTX First News at Four
Kimberly Dunn will make her second appearance on KBTX TV tomorrow afternoon during First News at Four. Kimberly is promoting the release of her new EP, “One Foot Over The Other,” set for release this Tuesday, November 1st.
If you’re not in the Bryan-College Station, TX area, you can view the interview live on KBTX Livestream.
Kimberly is having a CD release show live at Fitzwilly’s Bar & Grille in College Station this Saturday, October 28th. The full band show is scheduled to begin at 10 pm.
The first time Kimberly appeared on KBTX, the Bryan-College Station, TX CBS affiliate, was back in April promoting Duck Jam 2011. View the interview and performance of “Randy Rogers.”
Kimberly Wins Texaco Country Music Showdown
Last night at The Tap in College Station, TX, Kimberly won the regional Texaco Country Music Showdown finals. Kimberly and the band were limited to only two songs. They performed “I’d Rather” and “Randy Rogers.”
Kimberly competed against 12 other talented acts from across the central Texas area. She now moves on to the state finals in El Campo, TX. The night marked the first show with drummer Chris Hesketh playing in Kimberly’s band.
Over the years, country music stars such as Garth Brooks, Sara Evans & Brad Paisley have competed in the Country Showdown. At the 1983 National Final, Martina McBride and Neal McCoy competed against one another.
Kimberly Performs at Duck Jam
Kimberly performed at the annual Duck Jam at Wolf Pen Creek Ampthitheater in College Station, TX yesterday afternoon. The annual concert and barbecue cook-off raises money for Ducks Unlimited, a conservation group focused on wetland and waterfowl conservation, with more than 12 million acres conserved.
This marked the first live performance with Scott Willson, her accompanying guitarist. Kimberly and Scott performed her own songs like “Randy Rogers,” “Heart of Stone” and “I’d Rather,” in addition to a few pop music covers, including Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.”
Sharing the stage with country music legends The Bellamy Brothers and Texas country music star Aaron Watson was an opportunity Kimberly was very thankful for.
Check out pictures from the show, courtesy of The Eagle.
Kimberly Featured in Maroon Weekly
What do the latest Texas A&M Battle of the Bands, Parents of the Year and 6th Annual Duck Jam have in common? Kimberly Dunn. This emerging singer and songwriter has a charming personality and a sensational voice that is gaining popularity in the Texas country music industry, and it all started here in College Station.
Last November, Kimberly Dunn ‘10 (also known as Kimberly Sue Garcia) tried out for the MSC Town Hall’s Battle of the Bands. Her solo acoustic act then proceeded on to the finals where she competed against two other bands on the Rudder Auditorium stage. Both bands were very talented, but it was Kimberly who came out on top.
One of the judges for the competition, Scott Willson, is also a guitarist for Flawless Escape, the 2008 Battle of the Bands winner. Scott recently started his own music management company called Up & Out Artists and upon witnessing Kimberly’s infectious sounds, he encouraged her to meet with him and his partner Will Harrison. Kimberly traveled to Austin to meet with them a few times and by the end of November they were her managers and promoters!
“I was a closet singer at first,” Kimberly explained, but when she finally sang for her parents the first time they were very impressed. This gave her the motivation to keep singing. As a junior in high school she tried out for a talent show and the response from the crowd was great.
“I was never really good at something before,” she explained. But this was different.
After high school, Kimberly attended San Antonio College and continued writing music for a year. She then got accepted to Texas A&M, following in her father and sister’s footsteps (class of ‘80 and ‘08). Kimberly’s desire to stay involved with music led her to join the Corps of Cadets to become a member of the Aggie Band. Due to the time commitments of the Corps and the Aggie Band, her grades were suffering and less time was spent on her own music. With her friends’ and family’s support, she decided to leave the Corps to focus on her true calling.
Throughout the next few years Kimberly was met with several opportunities to further her music career and each time these chances failed. Kimberly has never let this stop her from doing what she loves and her strong support system is what has steered this ambition.
This year, Kimberly’s parents were named the 2011-2012 Texas A&M Parents of the Year. They are strong supporters of Texas A&M, entrepreneurs and great role models for Kimberly. She says no matter what hardships have gone on in their lives, they never show it and they never missed an Aggie football game or a chance to support their three daughters.
Their advice to her, “Don’t worry about money. Do what you love and the money will come later.”
That is exactly what Kimberly has done. She is currently recording her debut studio EP at Ray Benson’s Bismeaux Studios in Austin, Texas, which is also the home of Asleep at the Wheel. The EP is scheduled to be released later this summer as Kimberly also finishes her last semester as an undergraduate student.
None of this could have been possible without the help of Scott and Will’s management.
“Their contacts have opened so many doors,” says Kim, “ever since I met Scott and Will everything has exploded!”
When I asked her where she sees herself in five years, Kimberly explained that she’d like to be headlining major venues like Harry’s and The Hall of Fame.
“I want to be respected in the music industry,” she explained.
Kimberly went on to say that she hopes to make a name for herself so that she can support the nonprofit business that she has created which produces funding for malaria shots and other immunization shots in third world countries.
Kimberly’s enthusiastic view on life will undoubtedly lead her to success in the music industry and in her philanthropic endeavors.
Kimberly Dunn will be performing in support of Aaron Watson and The Bellamy Brothers at the 6th Annual Duck Jam on Saturday at 4:15 p.m. She will debut her single “Randy Rogers” and will leave you yearning more of her Texas country melodies.
By Sherrill Mogonye
Originally appeared in the April 28, 2011 edition of Maroon Weekly.
Kimberly Appears on KBTX
This morning Kimberly appeared on KBTX, the Bryan-College Station CBS affiliate, for an interview and performance on Brazos Valley This Morning. Kimberly sat down with Meredith Stancik to talk about her upcoming performance at Duck Jam.
View the interview with KBTX here.
View Kimberly performing “Randy Rogers” here.