In a valley carved into the Smokey Mountains, the seeds of an Irish and Cherokee lineage grew deep roots and stretched to the stars, becoming a tree bearing rich fruit...the tree of songs by Kim McLean. Her 'genre'... knows no bounds, her 'format'...no limits. Kim McLean is first, last, and always...a songwriter. A songwriter writes songs, must write songs, and will write songs when the rest of the world finds nothing creative to sing about. Kim McLean is a songwriter whose soul always has something to sing about. From her Dove Award-winning, "Count Your Blessing" (the Martins), to the Judd's reunion single, "Stuck in Love", to CMT's most requested video, "Elisabeth" (Billy Gilman), Kim McLean no stranger to having songs of hers recorded to make an impact. Her first radio single as an artist, "Angels and Eagles", a duet with Dolly Parton hit Top Ten on the ICMA Charts and garnered a female vocalist and duo of the year nomination for the ICMA Awards. Trisha Yearwood, Kelley Coffey, Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack, Jennifer Hanson, and Sierra are among artists who've recorded songs by Kim McLean with the recurring sentiment of "she said what I wanted to sing." For a songwriter, that is perhaps the highest compliment. Her production of Lisa Brokop's "Hey Do You Know Me" returned a CCMA "Album of the Year" nomination as well as a nod for "Song of the Year". Her production work with Americana artist, Eve Selis has also produced award-winners. As an innovative producer, a captivating artist, and inspired speaker, Kim McLean's name appears on many projects. You've heard her voice on CBS, featured on JAG. With three independent CD's of her own, Kim has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada as artist and event speaker. She's produced cuts and developed artists for Capitol, Sony/Columbia, and Warner Brothers along with several independent labels. But when the day is done, and the excitement of the music "business" fades, you can hear the sound of a haunting mountain melody weaving it's way through the hollows of Big Sky Heaven Blue Farm in Kingston Springs, Tennessee as a solitary figure, pen in hand, guitar at her heart let's her spirit speak the words that singers all dream of singing...because first, last, and always, Kim McLean is a songwriter. Kim McLean * ASCAP Award winner for "Beautiful Goodbye" * Dove Award - "Count Your Blessing" * Songs in J*A*G, Hope & Faith, West Wing.
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