‘Gentleman Outlaw’ Royal Wade Kimes to perform at summer concert

Monday, July 30, 2018 6:31 PM
“Gentleman Outlaw” Royal Wade Kimes

The “Gentleman Outlaw” Royal Wade Kimes will perform at a Western Belle summer house concert in Mancos on Aug. 5.

Kimes crosses into Colorado on a solo tour across the West and is making a stop in Mancos, at 32229 Road P. A potluck dinner is set for 7 p.m., and the concert, for 8 p.m. The tour started in Arkansas and runs into Nevada.

Kimes came by his “Gentleman Outlaw” handle when the late and legendary James Arness of “Gunsmoke” read a story about Royal Wade in True West magazine. He congratulated Kimes for his success at going with his cowboy country music style and beating the system. From all that, sprang the nickname.

The late and legendary Eddy Arnold, remembered for his “Cattle Call” and “Make The World Go Away” songs, helped to hone Kimes’ vocals into a fine-tuned instrument, Barbara Richhart said in a news release.

Kimes also has a range of songs that touch on deep love, disappointment, gunfighters and haunting stories.

Before Kimes began recording on Warner Bros., he wrote songs for Garth Brooks, Diamond Rio, Gene Watson and others.

“The Gentleman Outlaw will steal your heart with the beauty of lyrics and music,” the press release said.

Kimes is also the founder of the Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association Awards show, which aired in 25 million homes last year on the Dish Network and Cox Cable.

For more information about Kimes, visit and click on “history.”