What some may call “Luck” others call DESTINY…
Since birth, Kim Tibbs has been honing her craft…Crediting her late father, Pastor Robert L. Tibbs for her musical ability, Kim has over thirty years of musical experience as an accomplished Arranger, B-3 Organist, Keyboardist, Lyricist, Pianist, Producer, and Songwriter. Kimberly is currently an Endorsed Hammond Artist with Hammond Organ Company USA, a Roland Artist with Roland Corporation US, a Peavey Artist with Peavey Amplifiers USA, and a Slick Audio Recording Artist; as well as a Staff Writer for the Songs of Love Foundation; Kimberly is also a Council Member of the Board of Advisers in the College of Arts located at J.C. Calhoun Community College. Kimberly holds a Bachelors of Arts and Science in Business Administration, Double Masters Degrees in Organizational Leadership and Masters of Business in Public Administration as well as currently working on a Doctorate of Business Administration in Leadership. Kim is also a Fashion Designer. Her fashion specializes in one of a kind bold, eclectic, and unique hand-crafted pieces ranging from women’s fashions to household goods.
As an Artist, Kim Tibbs has gained international acclaim with her forthcoming release, “…Kim.” Her first single, “I Need You For Your Love,” entered the Official U.K. Soul Charts at Number #24, November 6, 2016 and in two weeks, it skyrocketed to Number #1 separately along with the second single, “Soul!” staying there for Four Consecutive weeks; before ending the yearly chart at a respective Number #2 for both singles. The single, “I Need You For Your Love,” landed at Number #4 on the year end Official U.K. Soul Chart Top 100 Songs for 2016. The third, fourth and fifth Singles released called, “Drifting,” “For!” and “Move!” respectfully have been successful granting her movement the ability to now be traced in 36 countries and steadily growing to a wider audience daily, with “Drifting” and “For” both debuting on the Official U.K. Soul Charts at Number #9, getting to the Number #4 position on April 23, 2017.
On August 25, 2017, the debut album, KIM, was released remarkably charting strong in 3 days on the Official U.K. Soul Chart at Number #7. By September 3, 2017, KIM moved into the Number #1 position on the Official U.K. Soul Charts with “I Need You For Your Love,” “Soul!,” For!,” “A Building That’ll Last,” “My Better Side,” “Drifting,” and “Come On By,” all charting at separate Number #1 positions alongside the album making 7 SOLID Number #1 charted songs along with a Number #1 Album and a total of 8 songs respectfully charting from the album; Staying at the Number #1 position for 4 weeks straight as an album. KIM finished the year at Number #23 on the Official UK Soul Charts Top 100 Albums and Songs for 2017. Kim was nominated in November, 2017 for Best International Artist in the Bright Star Awards 2017/2018 for her album, work as an artist/professional musician, and won the Best International Artist 2017 award in the Bright Star Awards in London, United Kingdom, January 28, 2018. On January 23, 2019, FOR! entered the Smooth Jazz Charts in the United States of America debuting the Smooth Sound of KIM, now crossing back over the waters to showcase an old soul to a new market; and still climbing!
As a behind the scenes entity, Kim’s Sophomore Project entitled, “THE SCiENCE OF COMPLETiON VOLUME I-II,” showcased her abilities as a Recording Artist, B-3 Organist, Executive Producer, Singer, and Songwriter. “THE SCiENCE OF COMPLETiON VOLUME I-II,” started off as a moment to incorporate younger musicians interested in music within the Creative Arts Department of Florence High School under Dr. Jerry Foster. It was there that demos were recorded with most engineering being completed by Michael Ivey, the grandson of Muscle Shoals Hall of Fame Keyboardist, Clayton Ivey. In those years, several songs were recorded that incorporated many high school students. From that moment, those songs later developed into a double album that was finalized at Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. In this moment, Kim took on another approach of her ability as a songwriter by going back in time to collectively create a body of work that was recorded in the traditional way with live musicians throughout the entire recording. The musicians that completed the entire project included: Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, Jackson Snowden, Carlos Sargent, Jubu Smith, Mononeon, Jonathan Richmond, Jackie Clark, Daru Jones, Dave Crenshaw, Rene Benton, Marc Franklin, Celina Fields, Shontelle Norman-Beatty, Sharisse Norman, Vincent Price Jr., Art Edmaiston, Kameron Whalum, Kirk Smothers, Priscilla Tsai, Aaron Tubergen, Iran Zombar, Jennifer Anne Puckett, Yennifer Correia, Jessica Munson, Wen Yuh You, Photographer Ziggy Mack, and Abbey Road Recording Studio. Together, 24 songs were created that evoked power, soul, and spirit that will be released later in 2021.
Kim has worked with 5-Time Grammy Award Winning, Lalah Hathaway; the Legend, Dr. Lonnie Smith; Actor/Singer/Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus; Grammy Award Winning, Legendary Blind Boys of Alabama; Legendary Organist Charles Hodges of the Hi Rhythm Section of Memphis, known for their hits with Al Green, Syl Johnson, Ann Peebles, and more; Legendary Blues Soul Singer Bobby Rush (“I Ain’t Studdin You,” “Chicken Heads,” etc.); Legendary Soul Singer Percy Sledge (“When A Man Loves A Woman”); Composer/Producer Scott Tibbs (Bette Midler, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, Madonna, Wayne Newton, Chrisette Michelle, Chaka Khan, Lady GaGa, and many more etc.); Legendary Producer Jimmy Johnson (The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Linda Randstant, Wilson Pickett, Muscle Shoals Sound, etc.); The Legendary “Swampers” of Muscle Shoals, Alabama: Clayton Ivey-Keys, Milton Sledge-Drums, Will McFarlane-Lead Guitar, and David Hood-Bass ( Aretha Franklin, The Black Keys, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge, The Staple Singers, Johnnie Taylor, Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Duane Allman, Boz Scaggs, Elkie Brooks, Paul Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Cocker, Glenn Frey, Jim Capaldi, Julian Lennon, Delbert McClinton, J.J. Cale, John Pine, Alice in Chains, Joe Tex, Bobby Blue Bland, Eddie Floyd, Clarence Carter, Little Milton, Sawyer Brown, Tony Joe White, The Oak Ridge Boys, Eddy Mitchell, and many more); Legendary Vocalist/Vocal Instructor David Lee Brewer (Destiny’s Child: Beyonce Kelendria (Kelly) Rowland, Letoya Luckett, Vivien Eileen, Dawn Robinson, H-Town, Frida Gold, Schmidt, Finn Martin, Liebe Minou, Diandra Flores, Tamar Davis, Cindy Bao, Ben Jaimen, and more); Legendary Singer Kathy Burdick (Amy Grant, Crystal Gayle, Patty Loveless, Marty Lloyd, The Clarks, Chris LeDoux, Frankie Yankovic, Jimmy Buffett, John Kay & Steppenwolf, Neil Diamond, and more); Legendary Guitarist Travis Wammack and the Snakeman Band (Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Little Richard, Mac Davis, Clarence Carter, the Osmond Brothers, Bobbie Gentry, Candi Staton, Delbert McClinton, Liza Minnelli, Narvel Felts, etc.); Legendary Country Singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys ( “Thank God For Kids,” “Ozark Mountain Jubilee,” and the crowd favorite “Elvira.”); “The Love King,” Raheem DeVaughn, #1 Billboards Album holder of “Love, Sex, Passion,” as well as 3-Time Grammy Nominated; Legendary Producer David Johnson (Percy Sledge, Lynard Skynard, The Supremes, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, and more); “The Groove Regulator, Percussionist James “JD “ Blair (Wynonna Judd, Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne, Big and Rich, Shania Twain, and more); Grammy Award Winning Percussionist Daru Jones (Jack White, Nas, Talib Kweli, Black Milk, Salaam Remi, Lorenzo Jovanotti, Sturgil Simpson, Kim Burrell, Rance Allen, Esparanza Spalding, Black Violin, Ski Beatz & The Sensei’s, and Jon B.); Country Music Hall of Fame Drummer, Mark Herndon from Country Group, “Alabama.” Country Artist Leah Seawright (Charlie Daniel, Brad Paisley, Billy Currington, and more); Guitarist Tony Pasko (Parliament Funk, Prince, Duck Dynasty Producer, and more); Guitarist Al Brown, (WMOX Radio’s Al’s Every Day Show, Tony Pasko, and more); Pianist Bryant Pugh (Richard Smallwood, Yolanda Adams, Patti LaBelle, The O’Jays, Orlando Draper, Keith Pringle, etc.) Producer Jimmy Nutt of The Nutthouse (Jimmy Buffett, Percy Sledge, Alabama Shakes, and more); Legendary Guitarist the late, Chalmers “Spanky” Alford (The Roots, Raphael Saadiq, Kirk Franklin, Angie Stone, D’Angelo, Al Green, Canton Spirituals, Joss Stone, and more.); Songwriter/Guitarist Eric “Red Mouth” Gebhardt ; Kelvin Wooten (Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Mary J. Blige, The Isley Brothers, Macy Gray, Chrisette Michelle, Kelis, Raphael Saadiq, and more); Songwriter/Producer Philip White, 2004 CMA Song of the Year Recipient for Rascal Flatts “I’m Moving On” (Reba McIntire, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Luke Bryant, Brad Paisley, and more); Legendary Guitarist Blue Miller (India Arie, Isaac Hayes, Pink Floyd, and more); Bassist Rita Tucker (The Legendary Blues Singer Johnny Taylor); Guitarist/Vocalist Norris Jones (Aaliyah, Boney James, Kirk Franklin, Van Hunt, and more); Bassist Barney Johnston; Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist Mike Cole; and a host of local musicians, churches, businesses, and artists.
As an Organist backing artists at places such as the historic Hard Rock Cafe Chicago, on a Hammond Organ U.S.A. SK2, Kimberly has also shared the stage with gospel greats such as Gospel/Jazz Saxophonist Phil French, Darrel Petties & Strength in Praise, Rev. Norman Hutchins, Pastor Armondo Adams and Redemption of Columbus, MS, The Kaiser Singers of Jackson, Mississippi, Lisa Knowles and the Anointed Brown Singers of Memphis, TN, and John Smiley and the Voices of Nashville, TN. Kimberly has also shared the stage with Lalah Hathaway, Raheem DeVaughn, Leela James, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Organist Felix Cavaliere, Hawk Wolinski, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Rev. Jimmy Smith, Jayden Arnold II, Brian Charette, Jim Alfredson, Marine Lacoste, Peter Gallinari, Red Young, Christian Cullen, Chuggy Carter, Jim Hammond, Grammy Award Winning Producer Paul Brown; Grammy Award winning Blind Boys of Alabama; Hip-Hop Queen, Mary J. Blige; American Idol Winner and Grammy Award Winning R&B Great, Ruben Studdard; Jazz Saxophonist Mike Phillips, Jazz Violinist Ken Ford, Legendary Hi-Rhythm Section of Memphis including Rev. Charles Hodges, Archie Turner, and Leroy Hodges; Legendary Soul Singer Percy Sledge, Legendary Guitarist Travis Wammack, Legendary Country Singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys, the band “Lakeside” known for hits “All the Way Live, Fantastic Voyage, etc.,”), U.K. Soul Artist, Hil. St. Soul, Swiss R&B Artist, Faye B., R&B/Soul Artist Tracy Hamlin, Norweigian R&B/Soul Artist Jay Nemor, Blues Sensation “Sir Charles Jones,” The Queen of Blues, “Denise LaSalle,” R&B Singer “Christopher Williams,” HBO Def Jam Poet Black Ice, Chicago’s Obisoulstar, as well as Grammy Award Nominated R&B Singer, KeKe Wyatt, most noted for hits, “My First Love, You and I, Nothing In This World, and You;” all collaborations with R&B Singer, Avant, as well as many others.
This up and coming talent has worked on projects as well as has projects being released to include: Expansion Records U.K., Luxury Soul 2017, Luxury Soul 2018, Producer V, Billy Ray Cyrus, Regi Myrix & Infinity Music Group, DK Rocfam in Germany, RK Soul Productions, Songwriter Don Von Tress, Darryl Worley, Epic Records Artist, Lina Loi, Raheem DeVaughn, Tyler Perry Productions, Songwriter Noah Shell, “The Calhoun Boys”- John Torrain, Sean Ellington, Jacob McNatt, Dylan Osborn, Jaraven Hill, and Jordan Davis; Filmmaker Christopher Nolen II, Nferno Productions, Fame Publishing, Actor Cedric Pendleton, Alecia Elliot, BET, Centric, TvOne, NBC Universal, ESPN, Composer/Producer Scott Tibbs, Producer Lawrence “Boo” Memphis of Royal Studios, Memphis; R&B Soul Artist Noel Gourdin, Artist/Songwriter Michael Curtis, Buddah Khan, King Khan and the Shrines, Songwriter Deborah Allen, Film Producer/Writer Kimberly Scott, J Soul Musiq Productions, Calhoun Community College, The Nutt-House Studios & Productions, Full Sail University, Producer Chris Duncanson, Songwriter Shaturia Lightbourne, Charles Brandon & Gold Street Music, Songs of Love Foundation of New York, The Late Legendary Soul Singer Percy Sledge, Producer David Johnson, Film Producer Jurian Isabelle, (Bobby Pin Diaries), The Late Great Guitarist Chalmers “Spanky” Alford, Producer Nathan Harris (Thunder Movie Soundtrack), Country Star Amber Leigh, Blues Singer/Guitarist Eric “Red Mouth” Gebhardt, Madelyn Berry’s, “A Voice to Inspire,” The Kirby Family, The Tibbs Family, Texabama Productions, Songwriter Amber Leigh White and Songwriter/Producer Philip White and several more.