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Kimber Sparks ''Strait & Jackson''

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Country I'm Kimber Sparks, and I reckon most folks who know me would say I'm a bit of a sassy chic - and that I love my country music! I'm a hillbilly, and I doubt that'll change! ;) Now that we've got that out of the way, I'm a singer who grew up in SWEET HOME ALABAMA, on Buttercup Road...a tiny part of the world that's tucked away in the hills. I have some amazing memories of growing up, and music was always part of those memories - which definitely influenced who I am as an artist. I'm not trying to be like anybody else - just Kimber, and I'm pretty good at that =) I simply want to share my life experiences through my songs. As for why I've chosen a career onstage, I think it's because of something my Grandma used to say to me when I was growing up. She used to tell me, 'You never know when something you say or do might be someone else's saving grace - when you might be their angel.' Ive never claimed to be an angel, but I do hope something I say or do will touch people somehow. Plus, I'm a 'talker' from way back, and I don't see that changing anytime soon! So, rather than sitting on some random street bench talking to myself, I reckon singing allows me to do it a bit more gracefully *smiles* I moved to Australia's Gold Coast to start university in 2001 - New Year's Day to be exact. Yes, they do have universities in America - and no, I was not running from the FBI or anything as exciting =o) The truth is, I just wanted to make a change in my life - and I did exactly that. I didn't know a single soul here, and with two little girls, I can tell you now - I was pretty darn scared, and didn't know how the heck I was gonna be able to pull it off and actually succeed in getting a college degree! Anyway, A year or so after moving to Australia, I was 'discovered' singing at the Great Western Hotel in Rockhampton by Lee Kernaghan (I've sang all my life, though). Lee's Australia's version of Garth Brooks, or George Strait. Everyone knows his music there, and I'm proud to call him a friend ;-) Since then, I've released an EP ('GO GET 'EM GIRL 2006) and my debut album ('IT'S HER TURN' 2008). I like sad songs, and nobody will ever accuse me of being anything other than 110% country! Both albums are available on my website here, just look under 'Merchandise' and go to town! Other than the albums, there's lots of other good stuff. I've been studying non-stop for the past 8 years, and I graduated in August 2009 with my MBA in Marketing. To be honest - I'm a bit addicted to learning!!! I fully believe that 'EDUCATION IS EMPOWERMENT'! (I'll preach about it if you get me started! lol) I planned to start my PhD in March of this year, but during my tour throughout America, I came through Nashville and never left. I looked at it like this: I could go on and keep studying and so forth, or I could give it a shot in the country music capital. I know all about the statistics, but I also know ME, and I'm quite stubborn ;) I can handle falling on my face, but I can't handle sitting on my butt wondering down the road about what might've been. Make sense? ;) At the moment, I'm doing a whole bunch of songwriting, learning the industry more, and trying to figure out how to put it all together ;) When I finally fulfill all my dreams in the country music industry, I'm gonna buy myself an old mule, plenty of cute little ducks, some layin' hens, a goat, tons of dogs that I'll rescue, and a bird that whistles the Mayberry song! I'll put 'em all on a patch of land tucked away in the woods somewhere with a long dirt road that has a mailbox shaped like an old milk bottle. I'll have speakers in the trees that'll play nothing but soppy country songs like the Statler Bros., ole' Possum, Janie Frickie, Vern Gosdin, Merle, Gene Watson, John Conley, Keith Whitley, Waylon, Loretta Lynn, Joe Diffie, Conway, Dolly, Jamey Johnson, Johnny Reid (LURVE him!) and anything else I get a hankerin' to play. Hmmmm that's about all. Let's see...I have pet rats,...