Kim McLean

Kim McLean

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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Kim McLean, a powerful entertainer whose "Appalachi-groove-Mountains-Meet-Memphis" sound encompasses the best of folk, blues, and country with original music and superior musicianship.

Biography

Kim McLean has spent a lifetime writing award winning songs that people want to sing. Originally hailing from the NC/VA border hills, Kim's had over 200 songs recorded by artists like Shana Morrison, Eve Selis, Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack, Trisha Yearwood, and more. Her writing won her a Dove Award for Song of the Year in the Gospel genre. She's been heard on TV's JAG, West Wing, Coldcase, West Wing, Hope & Faith, and more. Her most recent song credit is on Bettye Lavette's latest Grammy nominated project produced by the Drive By Truckers.

Over and over, the question was asked..."Why don't YOU record your songs?" She followed through and the results are signature, in her CD, "Happy Face". Dolly Parton was so touched by the music, she joined Kim on "Angels and Eagles" for a hit duet.

Kim McLean is a stellar guitar player holding endorsements with Taylor Guitars, Gibson Electrics, and Luna Acoustics. Kim also endorses Audio Technica microphones as well. She has played and sung on a variety of major label sessions for award winning artists.

Her new CD, Rapunzel's Escape will be released worldwide to country, college, AAA, and NPR stations with advertising, promotion, and tour support. Kim McLean has her own media and street teams to promote all her gigs.

Kim McLean moves easily between folk-country-and blues music with original songs that are so well written they sound like familiar covers. Her gift as a songwriter is the catalyst for her touring career.

Lyrics

All Through the Morning

Written By: Kim McLean

Touch my hand, kiss me softly
As you lay here by my side
All through the morning let me hold you
Blue-eyed darlin’ love of mine

The winding road has brought me to you
By the mountains, by the sea
Precious words you have spoken
Wash so gently over me

And when you go I’ll dream about you
I’ll miss you when I hear the rain
I hear the rain
I hear the rain
I hear the rain

Across the bay the boats are sailing
The sweetest song is on the wind
November keep these tender mem’ries
Till I find my love again
All through the morning

I hear the rain
I hear the rain
I hear the rain
I hear the rain
I hear the rain
I hear the rain

Sweet Tea

Written By: Kim McLean




Little sister, she’s out in the backyard, singing at the top of her lungs
Swingin so high she’s touchin the sky
Swattin at the green June bugs, June bugs, swattin them big June bugs

[singin] SWEET TEA, SWEET TEA
CHICKEN POT PIE AND BLACKEYED PEAS
HURRY UP, YA’LL, SUPPER’S GETTIN’ COLD
DADDY DONE BUTTERED UP ANOTHER ROLL
SWEET TEA, SWEET TEA
DRAGON’S FLY AND WILLOWS WEEP
JUMP IN THE RIVER, SIMMY UP A TREE
HURRY BACK HOME FOR SOME SWEET TEA

Mama, she’s been to the garden, picked herself a mess of beans
‘Maters ain’t ripe, gonna make ‘em fried
With batter and bacon grease, batter and bacon grease

[and she made] SWEET TEA, SWEET TEA
CHICKEN POT PIE AND BLACKEYED PEAS
HURRY UP, YA’LL SUPPER’S GETTIN’ COLD
DADDY DONE BUTTERED UP ANOTHER ROLL
[and there’s] SWEET TEA, SWEET TEA
PINK WATER WITH LITTLE BLACK SEEDS
GET TO THE TABLE, COME ON LET’S EAT
WASH IT ALL DOWN WITH THAT SWEET TEA

Bridge: Coon in the henhouse, steam on the road
Crickets at sunset soothin’ my soul
Fallin in love, skippin rocks on the creek
Sugar cane memories and honeysuckle dreams…and sweet tea

Daddy, he works at the sawmill, he made this ol’ rockin’ chair
I love sittin’ on the porch, playin’ my guitar
Soakin’ in the Southern air, soakin’ in the Southern air

SWEET TEA, SWEET TEA
CHICKEN POT PIE AND BLACKEYED PEAS
HURRY UP, YA’LL, SUPPER’S GETTING’ COLD
DADDY DONE BUTTERED UP ANOTHER ROLL
SWEET TEA, SWEET TEA
ADD A TWIST OF HOSPITALITY
RASPBERRY KISSES, I LIKE THE PEACH
GIMME SOME MORE OF THAT SWEET TEA!

Discography

Soul Silhouette - 2000
The Call - 2001
My Name is Not Susan - 2003
Single - One Less Monkey
Happy Face - 2004
#1 Inspirational Country Single - Unapologetic
#10 Inspirational Single - Angels & Eagles w/Dolly Parton
God's Lyrics - 2005
Songwriter Gospels - 2006
Soul Solace - 2008
Rapunzel's Escape - 2009
New Single - Ain't No Glory - impacting country radio April 2009

Kim McLean is an artist on Hippie Chick Twang Records with international airplay from her secular releases, especially on her single "Angels and Eagles", her duet with Dolly Parton.

In Spring '09 Kim will release the single "Ain't No Glory" to radio, from her new album Rapunzel's Escape. She will be using international promotion, media, and a radio tour to support the single at country, college, and NPR stations.

Set List

Kim McLean does NO COVER tunes. She's a prolific songwriter, with incredible songs that move people in any setting. Her typical show lasts from 1 hour to 1 and a half. Any song, familiar as a 'cover' is only because she's written so many hits. Imagine the discovery of an audience, of familiar songs as they were originally sent and created. Kim McLean is not only entertainment...she is an 'experience'. www.myspace.com/kimmclean

Saying this, a specially requested 'cover' tune for a specific event might be arranged with at least two weeks notice.