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Picture In A Frame

by Kimmie Rhodes and Willie Nelson

Pals Willie Nelson and Kimmie Rhodes together in a relaxed group of duets that showcase their singing and songwriting abilities, with new originals and classic favorites.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Picture In A Frame
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2. Valentine
3:34 $0.99
3. Just One Love
4:19 $0.99
4. 'Til I Gain Control Again
5:02 $0.99
5. Love Me Like a Song
3:41 $0.99
6. I Just Drove By
4:39 $0.99
7. Contrabandistas
4:09 $0.99
8. It Always Will Be
3:55 $0.99
9. We've Done This Before
3:14 $0.99
10. Rhinestone Highway
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Kimmie Rhodes

Kimmie Rhodes is a native Texan who grew up in Lubbock, Texas and began her singing career at the age of six with her family gospel trio. She moved to Austin in 1979, where she met DJ and producer Joe Gracey, an instrumental figure in the Austin progressive country scene who she eventually married. In 1981 she recorded her first album, Kimmie Rhodes and the Jackalope Brothers when Willie Nelson invited her to use his studio. In 1985 she recorded her second album, Man In the Moon. Her third album Angels Get The Blues, recorded at the original Sun Studio in Memphis, was released in 1989. These records led to a series of British and European tours which received rave reviews.
Her promotional tours created a solid fan base in the U.K. and Europe. She has headlined with her band at festivals in Canada, The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands and has appeared on many European and American TV and radio broadcasts. She has also appeared at many of Willie's Farm Aid concerts and July 4th Picnics. Willie says Kimmie is "an undiscovered superstar" and together they recorded two of her originals for his album Just One Love.

Kimmie recently appeared on Austin City Limits with Emmylou Harris, Dave Mathews, Patty Griffin, and Buddy & Judy Miller, where she and Emmylou performed their Grammy-nominee song "Ordinary Heart" (nominated for Best Female Country Vocal). She has also guested on Late Night With David Letterman, performing "West Texas Heaven" at his request. Kimmie's TV appearances also include a songwriter "guitar pull" Austin City Limits show with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Billy Joe Shaver as well as two episodes of The Nashville Network's "Legend Series" hosted by Willie Nelson and another hosted by Waylon Jennings. Waylon said, "When I hear Kimmie sing it makes me know what the phrase 'pulling on your heart strings' means."

Kimmie's songs have been recorded by such stellar acts as Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Joe Ely, John Farnham, Waylon Jennings and Peter Frampton. Kimmie co-wrote a song, "Lines", with Waylon for his Justice release "Right For The Time". Kimmie's movie soundtrack credits include "A Heart That's True" for the "Babe: A Pig in the City" CD, "I'm Not An Angel" featured in the soundtrack of "Mrs. Winterbourne" starring Shirley MacLaine and Ricki Lake and a song in the "Daddy's Dyin' Who's Got the Will" soundtrack. Her song, "Shine All Your Light", co-written with Beth Nielson Chapman, was recorded by Amy Grant for the Touched By An Angel TV series soundtrack and CD, which reached the Top Ten in Billboard's CD charts. She recently co-wrote "Ordinary Heart" with Emmylou Harris and the song was featured in the soundtrack to the movie "Happy Texas". Emmylou's performance of the song was nominated for a Grammy.

Kimmie's 1996 CD West Texas Heaven features 12 of her original songs and includes duets with Waylon Jennings, Townes Van Zandt and Willie Nelson. USA Today says, "listening to West Texas Heaven is like a sweet unhurried ramble through bluebonnets", picking the album for their "Best Bets" section. In December, USA Today picked the CD as one of the Top Ten Country Records of 1996.

Kimmie's 1998 CD release is a compilation of original songs from her first three albums called Jackalopes, Moons & Angels. This Jackalope Records CD marks the first time these songs have been available on CD in one collection.

Kimmie 2000 release was Rich From the Journey (Sunbird), produced by her son Gabe Rhodes. Featuring a guest appearance by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and performances by such great musicians as Kevin Savigar, the late Jimmy Day and John Gardner, the CD is a brilliant showcase for Kimmie's writing and performing abilities. Appearances promoting that record included the Victoria Folk Roots Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, and Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada followed by the prestigious Tønder Festival in Denmark.

A playwright and actress as well, her debut theatrical project was the writing and 1998 workshop production of her musical, Small Town Girl. Directed by and starring Joe Sears of "Greater Tuna", the play was staged in Willie Nelson's western town movie set (Luck, Texas). She and Joe Sears have now written and produced a new musical review called Hillbilly Heaven in Luck and in Cody, Wyoming. They are in the process of writing and recording songs and the script for their newest play, Doing God's Chores, featuring all original songs, to debut in 2004. She is currently working with Sears as Musical Director for his outdoor drama production of Trail of Tears for the Cherokee Heritage Center.

Another recent project is the Sunbird Press novella/cookbook, The Amazing Afterlife of Zimmerman Fees, a story by Kimmie with recipes by Joe Gracey and Kimmie.

In 2002, Kimmie released Love Me Like A Song (Sunbird). The CD features duets with Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Beth Neilsen Chapman, and Heartbreaker keyboardist Benmont Tench. Players inlcude Willie, Benmont, Gary Nicholson, Kevin Savigar, Floyd Domino, John Gardner, and producer Gabe Rhodes. An adventurous journey with all new Kimmie-penned songs, Kimmie once again takes us into new musical waters and the world of her fertile imagination. The CD artwork comes from a series of Kimmie's original oil paintings, prints of which are available on her website. For purchasing information on the originals, contact Austin Galleries.

Her newest CD is a compilation of duets with Willie Nelson titled "Picture In A Frame". It's their first duet CD, featuring the Tom Waits-penned title track, a brand new Willie song ("It Always Will Be"), five original Kimmie tunes, and classics from Rodney Crowell and Willie. The record includes new recordings of past duets as well as "Rhinestone Highway", a track from Kimmie's unreleased theatrical production soundtrack, Small Town Girl. Recorded at Willie's World Headquarters in Luck, Texas with a small acoustic group, this CD captures Willie and Kimmie at their most intimate and relaxed.

Kimmie lives in Austin and performs with her band which includes husband Joe Gracey on bass, son Gabe Rhodes on lead guitar and Kimmie on acoustic guitar and vocals.

Press: 512-264-0209
Mail: Gracey-Rhodes Productions P.O. Box 90183, Austin, TX., 78709-0183



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Kim Pantle

Kimmie and Willie singing together is like sitting outside by a campfire and jus
Actually, I am listening to the CD right now...I love Kimmie and Willies voices together...they sound like soulmates. If you like Willie, then you must get this CD!
It is one of those CD's you play just before going to bed with someone you love, and when you crawl under the sheets you'll feel closer than ever....it's a beautiful, soul provoking CD!


Picture i a frame
What will we all do when we dont have willie he compliments kimmie well

Terrance William Filpula

I wish every one to remember/love me like this song-when gone-flip
being in love/music all my life I melt to aces&volts tunes. wishing friends would think /love, me like a song as cancer came along---love what you've done--SIR&K to me is touching

Jim Jesse

Acoustic country classic
Great acoustic country album. Highlights include title track and the jaw-dropping Willie-penned classic "It Always Will Be." This song is so good, its the title track to Willie's upcoming CD. This CD proves that more is less, and the simple is the sublime.


The songs are captivating. Although some songs can be found on other albums (e.g Just one love, I just drove by) here they are different versions with beautiful harmony vocals. Willie ( my hero) has no equal and Kimmie's voice is out of this world. The only regret is that there is no inlay booklet. The picture is the same as in Willie's 'I just drove by' CD. Absolute magic.

CD Baby

Go ahead and take a few seconds to do a double-take, to blink your eyes and shake away the fog; this really is an album by well-loved country legend Willie Nelson in duets with the well-established and accomplished country singer, Kimmie Rhodes. In gentle, earthy, unassuming songs both voices are highlighted and spotlighted with simple but thoughtful lyrics and melodies as natural as the Texas wind. A complementary pair, these two have certainly delivered a warming, shining album of new favorites and new hits honoring all that is Country.

Sandy McCaffree

I can listen to this CD over & over
The songs on this CD bring back the wholesome feeling of something lost and something gained in country music. The song Love Me Like A song is one that will stick in your head and makes you find someone in your life to relate it to, sing it to and mail them their own CD. It was a great accident that I happened to hear this CD on the internet! A must for your collection.

Klaus Harder

Picture in a frame
I look from Germany and I found this CD, because the Kimmie Rhodes stand in Germany. I ordered 3 CDs from Kimmie. I love Willie Nelson and with Kimmie Rhodes it is a fantastic double.
We love this album, it is great.

Ellie Kaul

Picture in a frame
I found it on my computer and liked it so much because it was soft music, no yelling, etc. and they made a great team. I normally don't listen to this type of music as I prefer Classical and Spanish music. However, LOVE ME LIKE A SONG is hard to get out of your mind and easy to play over and over again.

Spencer Cunningham

Wow !!!!!!!!!! This is one of my favorite CD's
The best compliment I can give this CD, is that I just keep playing it!!!!!. There is something absolutely connecting about these songs, as well as the way they are sung, that is like throwing the switch, and having it happen, period!!!
Thanks CD baby for bringing my attention to it!!!!
Here's some more !!!!!!! just for good measure.
PS, I bought one as a gift too!!!!
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