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Lee Sims Sings From Deep Within the Heart

lee_simsSince childhood, music has been in Lee Sim’s blood.  As early as age five, at the encouragement of his parents, Lee was singing.  “As a youngster I would listen to my Mom and Dad’s record collection of Johnny Cash, Jim Reeves, and Tennessee Ernie Ford …” Lee said.  “When I was eight years old my Dad would take me to local music jam sessions, and I experienced the thrill of performing live. It was an incredibly exhilarating and humbling experience.”

It didn’t take long for Lee to begin his performing career.  Lee’s first “real gig” was at a Junior High school talent show, and within a month he founded his own band and was performing professionally.   From his home base in Colorado, Lee and his grass-roots accompaniment, The Platte River Band, have performed across the United States and Canada.

Lee’s authoritative voice has also attracted the attention of radio commercial and television show producers. As a result, his voice has been a staple with Colorado radio listeners for decades.  Additionally, Lee has performed on a laundry list of demos for songwriters, attracting the attention of producers in Nashville, where he was a finalist on the You Can Be a Star! television show.  Lee’s credits also include performing with numerous Country Music stars including Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, Buck Owens, and George Strait.

Lee has earned the distinction of being Nashville’s 3-time Golden Award Winner in 2001, Colorado’s Entertainer of the Year in 2001, and Colorado’s Country Music Hall of Fame Entertainer of the Year in 2003.

Lee’s latest album, Deep In The Heart of Me represents a culmination of Lee’s musical career and influences, with nine original songs, world-class musicians, and Nashville production.  It has already rocketed to the top of the music charts, hitting #1 on the New Music Weekly Chart (Blues on Parade) and #7 on the Roots Music Report’s Weekly Top 50 True Country Album Chart.

Recently, KC Cafe Radio Music Director Kathy Forste talked with Lee.  He shares his memories of growing up in the performing spotlight under the encouragement of his parents, as well as his experiences performing along with some of country music’s greatest talent.  We also get a peek into what Lee has in store for the future, with some news of his upcoming projects slated for release later this year.

Listen to the interview here:

Download the interview here: Interview: Lee Sims 5/25/2016

Music by Lee Sims on KC Cafe Radio:

New Music on KC Cafe Radio: April 26, 2016

Victor and Penny - Electricity Victor & Penny – Electricity

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Brian Ashley Jones - Out of the City Brian Ashley Jones – Out of the City ~New Artist~

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The Deep Hollow - The Deep Hollow The Deep Hollow – The Deep Hollow ~New Artist~

  • Country

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Bruce Michael Miller - Faith in Water Bruce Michael Miller – Faith in Water ~New Artist~

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Meg Braun - Restless Moon Meg Braun – Restless Moon ~New Artist~

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Heather Platts - Lighted Windows Heather Platts – Lighted Windows ~New Artist~

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Freebo - If Not Now When Freebo – If Not Now When ~New Artist~

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Helen Lapakko - Got to Keep on Going Helen Lapakko – Got to Keep on Going ~New Artist~

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 Robinlee Garber - Resilience  Robinlee Garber – Resilience ~New Artist~

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 3 Bricks Shy - Still 3 Bricks Shy  3 Bricks Shy – Still 3 Bricks Shy

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Josh Harty - Holding On Josh Harty – Holding On

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Wes Weddell - Songs to Get You from Here to There Wes Weddell – Songs to Get You from Here to There

  • Pop/Folk Pop

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Wes Weddell - My Northwest Home Wes Weddell – My Northwest Home

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Andrew Foshee - Corvair Andrew Foshee – Corvair

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Johnathan Cavier - January (single) Johnathan Cavier – January (single) ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Pop

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Kylie Hughes - Never Ever (single) Kylie Hughes – Never Ever (single)

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Landon Williams - Tonight (single) Landon Williams – Tonight (single) ~New Artist~

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RJ Comer - Nightly Suicide RJ Comer – Nightly Suicide

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Tanner Qualls - Clarity Tanner Qualls – Clarity ~New Artist~

  • Pop/Acoustic

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Wyatt Brewer - The Drawing Board Wyatt Brewer – The Drawing Board ~New Artist~

  • Pop/Acoustic

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The Teraways - Girls Who Love Cars The Tearaways – Girls Who Love Cars (single)

  • Rock

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The Teraways - Name That Tune (single) The Tearaways – Name That Tune (single)

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The Teraways - Stuck on Stupid (single) The Tearaways – Stuck on Stupid (single)

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New Music on KC Cafe Radio: March 15, 2016

The Tearaways The Tearaways (singles)

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Kylie Hughes - Calipopicana Kylie Hughes – Calipopicana

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KC Cafe Radio Rich O’Brien (singles)

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Billy Jack Purnell - Simple Life Billy Jack Purnell – Simple Life

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Jaspar Lepak -Forgiving Wind Jaspar Lepak -Forgiving Wind

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Jaspar Lepak - Send Me Home Jaspar Lepak – Send Me Home

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Lee Sims - Deep in the Heart of Me Lee Sims – Deep in the Heart of Me

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The Matchsellers - Songs We Made Up The Matchsellers – Songs We Made Up

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Wes Weddell - By the Side of the Lake Wes Weddell – By the Side of the Lake

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Robot Raven - Greatest Hits Part One Robot Raven – Greatest Hits Part One

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Robot Raven - Greatest Hits Part Two Robot Raven – Greatest Hits Part Two

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The Railsplitters - The Faster it Goes The Railsplitters – The Faster it Goes

  • Folk

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Karrie Pavish Anderson - Twice As Nice Karrie Pavish Anderson – Twice As Nice

  • Folk/Pop

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David Hakan - Stone and Steel David Hakan – Stone and Steel

  • Folk

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Denise Glover - Pathways Denise Glover – Pathways

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Rick Malsick with Evan Smalley- Philodendron Rick Malsick with Evan Smalley- Philodendron

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Barak Hill - All the Empty Space Barak Hill – All the Empty Space

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New Music on KC Cafe Radio: December 15, 2015

Marci Geller - Square Peg Marci Geller – Square Peg ~New Artist~

  • Americana

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Jefferson Fox - Drawing Board Jefferson Fox – Drawing Board

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AJ Young - Into The Wild AJ Young – Into The Wild ~New Artist~

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Jeff Kossack - Less is the New Black Jeff Kossack – Less is the New Black ~New Artist~

  • Easy Listening

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Darryl Johnson - Nightmare Darryl Johnson – Nightmare ~New Artist~

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JJ Ford - Perfect Saturday Night JJ Ford – Perfect Saturday Night ~New Artist~

  • Country/Country Rock

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Abstrakto - Mucho Ruido (single) Abstrakto – Mucho Ruido (single) ~New Artist~

  • Latin

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Leslie Evers - I Can't Remember My Dreams Leslie Evers – I Can’t Remember My Dreams ~New Artist~

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Michael Henchman - Near and Far Michael Henchman – Near and Far

  • Folk/Folk Pop

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Deborah Crooks - Something Special Deborah Crooks – Something Special

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Avery Hill - Dreams & Ghosts: A Family Album Avery Hill – Dreams & Ghosts: A Family Album

  • Folk/Singer Songwriter

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Nelson Wright - Still Burning Nelson Wright – Still Burning ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Modern Folk

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Nelson Wright - Orphans & Relics Nelson Wright – Orphans & Relics ~New Artist~

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Tall Men Group - 2 Tall Tall Men Group – 2 Tall ~New Artist~

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Tall Men Group - 12 by 6 Tall Men Group – 12 by 6 ~New Artist~

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 Spark & Whisper - Ghost Towns  Spark & Whisper – Ghost Towns ~New Artist~

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Spark & Whisper - Spark & Whisper Spark & Whisper – Spark & Whisper ~New Artist~

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Amber Ikeman - Free Amber Ikeman – Free ~New Artist~

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Steve and Kristi Nebel - Tandem Steve and Kristi Nebel – Tandem ~New Artist~

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Walt Dunlop - You Are Here - Ventura, California Walt Dunlop – You Are Here – Ventura, California ~New Artist~

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New Music on KC Cafe Radio: May 12, 2015

May brings a full bloom of new music on KC Cafe Radio! Our newest release presents 10 new albums and introduces 5 new Performing Artists to our repertoire. Follow the link, check them out, and request their music today!

Heather Miller - Anchor Heather Miller – Anchor ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Folk Pop

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Pastor Brad - Lemonade Pastor Brad – Lemonade

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Granger Loften - Demos Granger Lofton – Demos ~New Artist~

  • Gospel

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Brad Colerick - Tucson Brad Colerick – Tucson ~New Artist~

  • Folk/Folk Pop

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Brad Colerick - Lines in the Dirt Brad Colerick – Lines in the Dirt ~New Artist~

  • Country/Folk

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Brad Colerick - When I'm Gone Brad Colerick – When I’m Gone ~New Artist~

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Neptune's Car - The 45th Parallel Neptune’s Car – The 45th Parallel

  • Folk/Modern Folk

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Luna Blanca - The Best of Luna Blanca Luna Blanca – The Best of Luna Blanca

  • Latin/Flamenco

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Crushing Myrna - Crushing Myrna Crushing Myrna – Crushing Myrna ~New Artist~

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The Bob and Al Show - This is a Recording The Bob and Al Show – This is a Recording ~New Artist~

  • Rock/Progressive Rock

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