Kim Norton

Kim Norton

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Thank you for taking time to view this press kit! The Kingdom Kidz Club has launched and it is spreading like a wild fire! Don't miss out! Go to www.kingdomkidzclub.com! --Kim

Biography

Kim Norton Biography

“Cherish Life” is the title track from Kim Norton’s new project and embodies her life and journey. Kim’s experience, like most people, has had its fair share of rainy days, deep valleys and unexpected turns. A personal diagnosis of Lupus and her daughter’s struggle with a form of autism called Asperger’s Syndrome and mild Cerebral Palsy have forced Kim to call upon her faith and strength in God her Creator and in his Son, Jesus Christ. In turn, God has used those experiences to deepen Kim’s well of creativity and ministry.

Today, I’m gonna stay up late—take my family on a date—throw a blanket in the yard—sip a coke and watch the stars—sing my baby girl’s to sleep—Pray the Lord their souls to keep—take a break from living for tomorrow and cherish life today. Cherish life—it’s a gift that’s like no other—don’t lose sight of the mystery and the wonder—In a world stuck in overdrive—I’m gonna stop and live my life—and take time to cherish life.

As a singer and songwriter, Kim has had many incredible opportunities to sing and connect with people but her greatest growth opportunity came from serving as the Worship Arts Pastor at Eagle Point Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Working with Producer Steve McCuin and a wonderful team of musicians, Cherish Life takes people on a journey towards rediscovering the things that are most precious in their lives. From “My Love Looks Good on You” which celebrates marriage and enduring love to “Dear God” which chronicles a little girl’s walk with God and God’s love for her. “The Little Things” which highlights the day to day things that make our lives so rich to “I Believe in the Family”—a ballad which affirms the God given definition of the family, each song gives you a snapshot of Kim’s heart.

Born and raised in Northwest Arkansas Kim began singing at an early age in church with her mother and by the age of fifteen was singing professionally and doing concerts. By age 24 Kim was ministering throughout Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. She has had the privilege of singing and playing for notables like Secretary of State Colin Powell, Mr. Paul Harvey, Rev. Franklin Graham, Rev. E.V. Hill and the late Sam Walton. Along the way, Kim met and married Patrick Norton and together they ride herd over their two red & orange haired girls, Rebecca & Leah Katherine.

“About fifteen months ago, God asked me to join him on a journey of faith. He has asked me to leave everything that was comfortable and recognizable to me in order to add a new chapter to my epic tale with Him! It has been scary, uncomfortable and exciting all wrapped up into one—however even in a myriad of emotions, I have never failed to see the hand of God!
I can hardly wait to see what He is up to next!”

Lyrics

I Believe In The Family

Written By: (c)2004 Kim Norton/Emerge Publishing ASCAP

I Believe in the Family © 2004 Kim Norton/Emerge Publishing ASCAP
Now, let’s get back to basics—take a look at God’s own plan—His intention for the family is one woman and one man—Committed to each other in the good times and the bad—challenged with the calling of being Mom and Dad—I believe in the family—faith and love and honesty—combine to make our lives complete—I believe in the family—as for me and my house—there is no room for doubt—I believe, I believe in the family—I believe that we should view our lives as our children’s legacy—and as we yield before the Lord-they’ll find their liberty—I believe “One Nation Under God’ is the only way we’ll stand—and as families strengthen one by one He’ll surely heal our land. I believe in the family—faith and love and honesty—combine to make our lives complete—I believe in the family—as for me and my house—there is no room for doubt—I believe, I believe in the family— God’s Word is true—His way is best—And His commands have stood the test.-- I believe in the family—faith and love and honesty—combine to make our lives complete—I believe in the family—as for me and my house—there is no room for doubt—I believe, I believe in the family.

Dear God

Written By: (c) 2004 Kim Norton/Emerge Publishing ASCAP

She's a little girl with orange and auburn hair; she has her teddy bear and her favorite blankie tucked away with care.
She kneels beside her bed to say her goodnight prayers;
Her gently spoken words fill the air
Dear God please fix my skinned up knee; Dear God my cat's stuck up in the tree; Dear God I'd like a baby brother; A barbie doll from Dad and Mother; Dear God why is the ocean blue? I want to call and talk to you; I need to know you hear me when I pray; and by the way, I love you.

This little girl's now a mommy of two--can you help me find my soccer ball and my ballet shoes? Every precious moment seems to overflow--In the stillness of the night her frailty shows.

Dear God protect my little child--Dear God just hold me for a while--Dear God my life is running over with diapers, baby food and Rover--Dear God my bills are overdue--I really want to call and talk to you--I need to know you hear me when I pray and by the way--

Dear God please mend my broken heart--Dear God my life's been torn apart--Dear God I've made some big mistakes--I need a little more of your loving grace--Dear God can you see what I've been through--Dear God I want to call and talk to you--I need to know you hear me when I pray and by the way I love you--

At times I have wondered, "Are you really even there?" You seem so far away, Have you heard my prayers

And He said, "My child I cried when you skinned you knee." "I sent the fireman to the tree." "I gave you two baby brothers and a barbie doll from Dad and Mother." "My child, I made the ocean blue--I did it especially for you." "My child, I hear every single word you say--and by the way--I love you too! I love you! I love you! I love you! Come back soon!"

Cherish Life

Written By: (c) 2004 Kim Norton/EMERGE Publishing ASCAP

Today, I'm gonna stay up late
Take my family on a date
Throw a blanket in the yard
Sip a Coke and watch the stars
Sing my baby girl's to sleep
Pray the Lord their souls to keep
Take a break from living for tomorrow
And cherish life today!

Cherish life--It's a gift that's like no other
Don't lose sight--Of the mystery and the wonder
In a world stuck in overdrive
I'm gonna stop and live my life
And take time to cherish life!

Today, I'm gonna bake a cake
Take my kids to roller skate
Plant some flowers in the yard
Send my friend a birthday card
Listen to my fav'rite tunes
Take a nap all afternoon
Take a break from living for tomorrow
And cherish life today!

Chorus

Today, I'm gonna say a prayer
Show my neighbor that I care
Call a friend I haven't seen
Tell them what they mean to me
Put away my things to do
Tell my family, "I love you"
Take a break from living for tommorow
And cherish life today!

Discography

Cherish Life--CD Release date January 2005

"Dear God" Currently at radio

"You Can Count on Me" Top 25 www.thesoutherngospel.com

"I Believe in the Family"--single currently receiving regional airplay

Set List

Here's a quick sketch of what a ministry date is like with Kim:

If this will be a Kingdom Kidz Club/Family Event, it will typically take place on a Sunday AM and PM. AM being devoted to the kidz service (Kingdom Kidz Club) and PM as a Family Event! Each program is high-energy and Power-packed!