Kimmie Rhodes : Archives

1954 – 1958

Kimmie Ray Willingham Born March 6, 1954 in Wichita Falls,Texas
Her mother, Bettie Lee Willingham, introduces her to musical theatre and tin pan alley¬†songs from the “American Songbook”

Kimmie’s babysitter becomes her first musical inspiration introducing her to traditional folk and gospel songs played on a pump organ and top 40 hits played on the kitchen radio