How To Book KIM CARNES For Your Event!
may be available for your next special event!
Carnes' career started as a member of the influential New Christy Minstrels
in 1966. Her naturally raspy voice, rather than being a handicap, became
integral to her trademark sound.
After launching a solo career in 1972, Carnes scored
her first big hit in 1980 with "Don't Fall in Love with a
Dreamer," a duet with long-time friend
Kenny Rogers. After charting
the Top 10 single "More Love" (originally by
she returned with the 1981 album "Mistaken
Identity," which featured the No. 1 hit "Bette Davis
Eyes," which became her signature song and won a Grammy for
"Song of the Year" and "Record of the Year."
From then on Kim Carnes scored hit after hit
with songs like "Does It Make You Remember," "Invisible
Hands," "Make No Mistake He's Mine" (a duet with
Barbra Streisand), "What About Me," and "Crazy in the
Her cover version of Jackie DeShannon's "Bette Davis
Eyes" topped the Billboard singles chart for nine weeks, earning
Kim her first RIAA gold record. The LP "Mistaken
the US chart for four weeks, earning platinum status from the RIAA for
more than one million units sold.
second solo album, 1975's "Kim Carnes," brought her critical favour, although she was
reaping greater success as a songwriter with her husband Dave Ellington,
whom she had met in the New Christy Minstrels. Renowned artists such as Frank Sinatra
and Barbra Streisand recorded her songs, as did another old New Christy Minstrels sparring
partner, Kenny Rogers, who duetted with her on their US Top 5 hit "Don't Fall In Love With
A Dreamer" in 1980.
Follow-up singles "Draw of the Cards" and
"Mistaken Identity" peaked, respectively, at #28 and #60.
"Bette Davis Eyes" was Billboard's #2 single of 1981, behind
Olivia Newton-John's "Physical," which had a then-record
10-week run at the top.
1982 "Bette Davis Eyes" won Record of the
Year and Song of the Year at the 24th Annual Grammy Awards. A&M
Records issued "The Best of You" to capitalize on Kim
Carnes' success with "Mistaken Identity." This collection
contains 10 tracks from her mid-'70s albums "Kim Carnes" and
"Sailin'." LP "Voyeur" reached #49 as the extracted
title cut peaked at #29.
Kim Carnes has penned number one country hits,
including "The Heart Won't Lie," a smash duet for
Reba McEntire and
Vince Gill and "Make No
Mistake She's Mine," a duet by
Kenny Rogers and
Co-writing with others, Carnes has had songs
covered by Deana Carter,
Bogguss, Pam Tillis and
She wrote "You Don't Love Me Anymore," a song on
Place In The Sun."
Kim Carnes has now proven herself as a
successful songwriter in rock, pop and country.
In spite of her busy and productive writing schedule,
Carnes continues to perform live. Whether playing concerts with her
full band or acoustic in the round shows with such artists as
Hiatt, Michael McDonald,
Hal Ketchum, Matraca Berg, Greg Barnhill,
Deana Carter and
Steve Wariner, Kim's
performances continue to overwhelm audiences all over. From corporate
events, performing arts centers, and theatres to a 5,000 seat outdoor
amphitheater, her live performances are natural, powerful and
entertaining. Showing her versatility, she also performs with
Hit songs include --
- Bette Davis Eyes
- Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer
- More Love
- You're A Part of Me
- I Pretend
- Crazy In Love
- Invitation to Dance
- Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)
- Draw of The Cards
- Does It Make You Remember
- Cry Like A Baby
- Break The Rules Tonite (Out Of School)
- It Hurts So Bad
- Mistaken Identity
- Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
- Divided Hearts
- Invisible Hands
Kim Carnes may be available for your next special event!
Genre: Rock 1
.Adult Contemporary. / AdultContemporary
.Pop/Rock. / PopRock
.Soft Rock. / SoftRock
.Pop. / xPop
x90s, x00s, x10s, x20s
Born: ..in California / born nCalifornia
..in Los Angeles
/ born LosAngelesCA
Born: Jul 20, 1945
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Tennessee / based nTennessee
Based: ..in Nashville / based NashvilleTN