Kim Robins to Wilson Pickins

kimIt’s been a busy week for Melanie Wilson and her Wilson Pickins Promotions. On Monday we had news about them signing The Hinson Girls from South Carolina, and today she has announced that Kim Robins has joined her agency as well.

Kim has followed a career path familiar to a lot of young women who enter the music business. As a young girl she found early success in her native Indiana, serving as the youngest member of the Little Nashville Opry in Nashville, IN. People always flock to talented young singers, and Kim had opportunities to open for a number of top country stars on stage.

Soon she had married into bluegrass royalty with banjo player Butch Robins, a recent Blue Grass Boy at the time. The marriage didn’t last, but she has kept the name for professional purposes.

After taking some time to raise her daughter, Robins returned to music with a bluegrass album in 2013 called 40 Years Late, a thankful nod to her ex-husband who had used that title for a banjo album some years ago. Butch played on the album as a show of his support.

Kim toured widely in support when the album was released, but eased back off the road again last year to deal with some family matters.

But now it’s full speed ahead with a new album coming soon on the Truegrass Entertainment label, produced by Ron Stewart and Rickey Wasson. A debut single is expected in the next few weeks.

So keep an eye out for all that, and contact Wilson Pickins for any questions about Kim’s booking representation.

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