After touring with Brooks and Dunn for 6 years, several years ago Kim Parent found herself settling back into life off the road in Nashville. She wasn’t sure what she might pursue next, when her phone rang with one of the most fabulous opportunities she’s ever had. It was the legendary Grand Ol’ Opry, calling to see if she would like to join an exclusive group of vocalists who appear regularly on that historical stage. So now, on any given friday or saturday night, you might catch her gracing that stage behind the country legends who sing there.
Although you may not have heard of Kim Parent, you most surely have heard her sing. She has backed up many of today’s biggest country stars with her strong, sure vocals. The list continues to grow, but Lionel Richie, Kristen Chenoweth, Kenny Rogers, Reba, Tim Mcgraw, Brooks and Dunn, Faith Hill, Martina Mcbride, JoDee Messina, Rodney Atkins, Darius Rucker, Dolly Parton, and Kenny Chesney, are just a few of the talents she has performed with.
Taping her 5th season of the TV show “The Singing Bee”, to be aired in the spring of 2012 , was one of the highlights of her year. Kim has been quoted as saying “the cast and crew and management of this show feels like family to me”, and ” I got addicted to silliness while out there working on the bee “. Behind the scenes, mixed in with the hours of rehearsals and tapings, there are a lot of fun times, shenanigans, and good laughs for everyone.
Other really big news: Over the summer of 2011, Kim was thrilled to perform several live shows with the Kristen Chenoweth. Kristen is a tiny, beautiful girl with a big, beautiful voice, and a heart to match, who appeared in ‘Wicked’ on broadway for years. Now she has her own riotous TV show called GCB.
Recently in Nashville, Kim was in the studio with the very young and crazy talented Hunter Hayes, surely a name to watch for in the future. She also just completed taping the American Country Music Awards in vegas early spring 2012.
Another show she is involved in, is a tribute to Lionel Richie made for television. Together with other notable artists such as Jennifer Nettles, Darius Rucker , and Blake Shelton, she’s thrilled and honored to be part of this historical presentation that chronicles many of his biggest hits thru the years. Set to be aired spring 2012.
You can find out more information on kim at her website: kimparent.com. You can drop a note, look at pics, and buy her music there, using bandbox, or you can go to CDbaby or I-tunes and listen to and purchase the special recordings she has made available to the public for purchase. Thanks for stopping by and God bless !!