Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and with New Smoke Show, country artist Kimberly Dunn is ready to ignite. The 11-track album, produced by Grammy Award winner Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift, Trisha Yearwood), should mark Dunn’s explosion into mainstream music, after several years of burning up the charts in her native Texas. The singer-songwriter has matured from the young woman in her first smash hit “Randy Rogers.” However, staying locked into one style of music didn’t completely satisfy Dunn. Carlson helped Dunn combine such diverse influences as Def Leppard, AC/DC and Iron Maiden with Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Clay Walker and Reba McEntire all in an effort to find a unique sound. “As I’ve grown up and figured out what kind of person I am, I’m not as concerned about making a ton of money anymore. What I’m concerned about is making a positive impact in the world!” To that end, Dunn has also founded her own nonprofit organization, the Dunn Good Foundation, which in six years has supported an array of different causes, from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to the Brighter Days Horse Refuge, several Hurricane Relief Benefits and more — all with hands-on involvement from the singer herself. Be ready to get to your feet when Dunn takes the MusicFest stage.
Official MusicFest Artist
Years at MusicFest:
New Smoke Show (2018), New Smoke Show Vol. 1 (2017), Forever on the Run (2014), The Road (2012), One Foot Over The Other (2011), Wood, Strings & Words (2011)