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Many people play an instrument…Some are good; Others are great…Few people, however, have honed their craft and become accomplished at seeing their passion and gift come alive. From an early age, it was clear that Kimberly has a great gift. From picking out songs on the piano at two years or playing for her father’s church choir at six; it was evident that her steps were ordered. While having strong roots in North Alabama and the baptist church, she credits her late father, Pastor Robert L. Tibbs, with all her musical abilities. Kimberly has broadened her horizons to embrace many different genres of music, ranging from Adult Contemporary, Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and many more. With over thirty years of musical experience, Kimberly has become an accomplished Arranger, B-3 Organist, Keyboardist, Lyricist, Pianist, Producer, and Songwriter. To her credit, Kimberly has professional training in digital recording and has been keyboardist/ background vocalist for “P.M.S."(P.retty M.usical S.istaz), country star, “Amber Leigh," and Organist/Vocalist for J.L. Johnson and The Soul Seekers of Florence, Alabama, and rising country artist Leah Seawright. Kimberly currently serves as B-3 Organist/Keyboardist for Legendary Blues Artist/Songwriter, "Bobby Rush," (with over 259 Recorded albums to date and his FIRST Female Musician within his huge plus 60 year career); an Endorsed Hammond Artist for Hammond Organ USA, and a Staff Writer for the "Songs of Love" Foundation; Kimberly also tours under her own name, “Kim Tibbs,” impressively having a 10-piece powerhouse band. While not touring or on the road, Kimberly serves as multiple local Church Organists/Pianists and is a Council Member of the Board of Advisors in the College of Arts within the Music Industry Communications Program, located at J.C. Calhoun Community College as well as a featured artist for Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. She constantly gives back experience, industry advice, and knowledge to the students; and has been doing so since 2008. Kimberly has successfully formed K.T. Sound and Productions, Notebook Productions, as well Pokatonka Publishing Company; all affiliated with BMI Music and has progressed as a successful Business Owner.
She has worked with Legendary Soul Singer, Percy Sledge ("When A Man Loves A Woman"); Legendary Producer David Johnson (Percy Sledge, Lynard Skynard, The Supremes, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, etc.); CMA Hall of Fame Drummer Mark Herndon from, "Alabama"; Producer Jimmy Nutt of The Nutthouse (Jimmy Buffett, Percy Sledge, etc.); Legendary Guitarist Travis Wammack and the Snakeman Band (Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Little Richard, Mac Davis, Clarence Carter, the Osmond Brothers, Bobbie Gentry, Candi Staton, Delbert McClinton, Liza Minnelli, Narvel Felts, etc.); Legendary Country Singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys (With over thirty million records sold, The Oaks have had more than a dozen Number One singles and over thirty Top Ten hits including numerous Gold and Platinum recordings as: “Thank God For Kids,” “Ozark Mountain Jubilee,” and the crowd favorite “Elvira.”); “The Groove Regulator, Percussionist James “JD “ Blair (Wynonna Judd, Lyle Lovett, Shelby Lynne, Big and Rich, and one of the most renowned names in music history, Shania Twain, and many more); Legendary Guitarist, the late, Chalmers “Spanky” Alford (The Roots, Raphael Saadiq, Kirk Franklin, Angie Stone, D’Angelo, Al Green, Canton Spirituals, Joss Stone, etc.); Guitarist Eric “Red Mouth” Gebhardt; Producer/Guitarist Tony Pasko (Parliament Funk, Prince, Duck Dynasty, etc.) Kelvin Wooten (Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Mary J. Blige, The Isley Brothers, Macy Gray, Chrisette Michelle, Kelis, Raphael Saadiq, etc.); Gospel Artist Sean Simmonds (Dave Hollister); Songwriter/Producer Philip White, 2004 CMA Song of the Year Recipient for Rascal Flatts’ “I’m Moving On” (Reba McIntire, Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, etc.); Legendary Guitarist Blue Miller (India Arie, Isaac Hayes, Pink Floyd, etc.); Film Producer Jurian Isabelle (Bobby Pin Diaries, etc.); Guitarist Billie Panda; Bassist Kevin Grant; Bassist Rita Tucker (The Legendary Blues Singer Johnny Taylor); Guitarist /Vocalist Norris Jones (Aaliyah, Boney James, Kirk Franklin, Van Hunt, etc.); Organist/Keyboardist Joseph Stallworth; Drummer Mark Beckett; Percussionist Brandon Pair; Bassist James L. Durva; Legendary Vocalists Gail West and Angie Primm; Bassist Barney Johnston; Praise and Worship Leader Madelyn Berry; Percussionist Tony Bush; Acoustic Guitarist/Vocalist Mike Cole; Percussionist Larue Larry of Abstract Band, Canita Rogers, Aretta Hill, Gloria Caldwell and a host of local musicians, churches, businesses, and artists. Performing locally and abroad, a well seasoned and traveled Professional Hammond Organist is just one title of the many Kimberly holds. From Chicago's Hard Rock Cafe to Cinco de Mayo in Jackson, Mississippi, or at Atlanta's Apache' Cafe, there are endless venues that have witnessed the young talent. Kimberly has also shared the stage with gospel greats such as Darrel Petties & Strength in Praise, Rev. Norman Hutchins, Pastor Armondo Adams and Redemption of Columbus, MS, The Kaiser Singers of Jackson, Mississippi, Lisa Knowles and the Anointed Brown Singers of Memphis, TN, and John Smiley and the Voices of Nashville, TN. Kimberly has also shared the stage with Legendary Soul Singer Percy Sledge, Legendary Guitarist Travis Wammack, Legendary Country Singer William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys, the band "Lakeside" known for hits "All the Way Live, Fantastic Voyage, etc.,"), Blues Sensation "Sir Charles Jones," The Queen of Blues, "Denise LaSalle," R&B Singer "Christopher Williams," HBO Def Jam Poet Black Ice, Chicago's The Morris Mills Experience, Chicago's ZZAJE Band, Chicago's Obisoulstar, as well as Grammy Award Nominated R&B Singer, KeKe Wyatt, most noted for hits with Certified Platinum Winning R&B Sensational Singer, Avant.