Kimberly Murray has become an accomplished Singer/Songwriter that really knows how to put on a show! She has had the opportunity to work with the likes of Gene Watson, Johnny Rodriquez, Johnny Bush, Curtis Potter, Tony Booth, Leona Williams and more on the Texas Music Circuit. The thing you’ll notice when you see Kimberly’s show, is the artful combination of great Traditional Country Music with an amazing youth and vitality that makes the style almost new again!! To hear those great songs from Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Jeannie Pruett, and Connie Smith with a renewed energy and vitality, intertwined with her soulful originals, is quite the treat!
Kimberly travels throughout the Great State of Texas performing at dancehalls, Opry shows, Community events, rodeos, etc. but she is also a member of the Honky Tonk Roadshow in the Great Northwest, where she’s making quite a name for herself. She joined this widely popular band after marrying and moving to Oregon. She shares this stage with husband Bob Manning and a wonderfully talented band performing all over the Northwest including Oregon, California, Idaho and Washington.
Kimberly’s debut album, Once Upon a Time in a Honky Tonk, has had critical acclaim as far away as England, Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, as well as right here in the good ‘ol U.S of A, where it can be heard regularly on Sirius/XM Radio, as well as commercial radio around Texas.
Her second album, "Another Day of Lonely" has also been nicely received by national and international fans alike. Both albums are on Heart of Texas Records based out of Brady Texas.
In 2009, Ms. Murray was honored with The Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists for Pure Country Song of the Year, her duet with Jake Hooker, "Living & Learning". This is quite an accomplishment for a debut album… and it is sure to not be the last award she’ll receive.
Kimberly worked for 17 years at the Erath County Sheriff's Department spending her last 12 years there as Sergeant in the jail division. After marrying in May 2011, she finally turned in her badge and began concentrating solely on music.