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Austin Book People – Texas Heritage Songwriter’s Assc. Buddy Holly – Southwest Collections Inventory

Austin Book Event for Radio Dreams Austin, Texas – February 2019 Texas Heritage Songwriter’s Assc. Buddy Holly

Texas Tech Southwest Collections Library Inventory Listing

First of all… I’m thrilled with this article written by Peter Blackstock for the Austin American Statesman. It has lots of great pictures of Joe Gracey and me that were taken by the newspaper’s archives throughout our years here in Austin.

https://www.austin360.com/entertainmentlife/20190215/new-on-i-love-you-so-much-kimmie-rhodes-on-making-music-and-life-with-joe-gracey

The feature includes a podcast of the interview you can listen to as well!

(Photo by Jay Jenner Austin American Statesman)

We had an Austin book signing event at Austin’s cool indie store, Book People, that was a huge success. So many friends and fans from the past showed up that it felt like a scene out of “This Is Your Life!” 

(photo by Nancy Coplin)

(photo by Dan Bullock)

Fun things and many accomplishments have taken place since the release of my dual memoir “Radio Dreams: The Story of the Outlaw DJ and The Cosmic Cowgirl” last spring. We’ve been really busy here at Dancing Feet Press and Sunbird Music. All of the many archives from Joe Gracey’s and my own careers have now been 99% processed, preserved and placed at both Crossroads of Music Archives/Southwest Collections Library – Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas and at The Country Music Hall of Fame Museum in Nashville, TN. Last fall I worked with the folks in the archives department at CMHoF to finish making notes on the artifacts, documents and recordings that have been donated there in honor of Joe Gracey and his contribution to American Music. It’s an honor and it’s so great to know that the treasures from our decades of making music together have joined those two important collections where they will be readily available for study and research. It’s been quite a journey!

Check out the full inventory and listing of the Kimmie Rhodes Papers at this link: https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/taro/ttuav/00081/tav-00081.html

Maria Elena Holly bestowed to me the honor of reading her acceptance speech for Buddy Holly’s induction into The Texas Heritage Songwriter’s Association in 2018 as an ambassador to The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation. There was an article in The Austin Chronicle about that night which you can check out at this link: https://www.austinchronicle.com/photos/texas-heritage-songwriters-hall-of-fame-2018/31/

(Photo by Jay Janner Austin American Statesman)

To listen to me reading the speech written by Maria Elena Holly click play:

 

If you are in Nashville be sure to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit “Outlaws and Armadillos: Country’s Roaring 70s! Here’s a link to that: https://countrymusichalloffame.org/exhibits/exhibitdetail/outlaws

 

You can download a free track of my song Radio Dreams written with Gary Nicholson on the home page here: https://kimmierhodes.com</a

(Photo by Jay Janner Austin American Statesman)