|Genres:||Country & Bluegrass|
|Tags:||female vocalists singer-songwriter country alt-country pop americana folk ohio|
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1 December 1956, Zanesville, Ohio, USA. Country singer-songwriter Kim Richey has established an enviable reputation for the quality of her writing, earning credits for her work with Radney Foster (Nobody Wins), George Ducas (Those Words We Said) and Trisha Yearwood (Believe Me Baby (I Lied)). Her own recording career began in earnest with a superbly observed, self-titled song cycle for Mercury Records in 1995. Richey grew up singing in the Greenmont-Oak Park Community Church, thereafter forming a folk trio she named Blue Monday. They became the house act at the local Steak and Ale restaurant, before Richey took up studies at first Kentucky then Ohio University. The first song she wrote was for the short-lived Southern Star, shortly before she graduated with a degree in environmental education. She was working with injured birds of prey when a friend persuaded her to move to Nashville in 1988. She sang on demo sessions for Radney...