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Nate Kipp is a singer/songwriter first. Deryl Dodd and Cody Jinks say so too, as they both have recorded Nate's song “Loveletters & Cigarettes” on their most recent albums. On July 22, 2013 Deryl Dodd released "Loveletters" to radio.
He has had a long history of music in his family, growing up in the middle of five children, in a charismatic southern Pentecostal style upbringing. Born in Pecos and raised in West Texas, music was an intrinsic part of the family from church to home. His Mother played the accordion and had a beautiful voice. She shared with the family and wrote many of her own songs. She always encouraged her children to be creative and none of that was lost on Nate. Country music was normally what was playing on the radio, especially when you have no control over the dial. Being exposed at an early age to artist like Don Williams, Conway Twitty, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and the likes, but also to rock/pop artist like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Three Dog Night etc.
Nate moved to Nashville not long after high school and began to hone his craft as a songwriter. Nate's roommate, RJ Meacham is now the head of promotions for Sony records. He also worked with “Big” Kenny Alphin of Big and Rich. Big & Rich often performs one of Nate's songs, “To Really Be In Love”.
It was a real eye opener from picking in a small town with garage bands to seeing some of the best writers at work. After four years of playing , singing, and collaborating with an endless stream of upcoming artist and writers, Nate yearned to be back home in Texas.
While in Nashville, Nate and group of friends were invited to a sumo wrestling event. Upon losing a bet Nate found himself in the ring with the only female sumo fighter. With lightning quickness, Nate moved to the back of her. While she was in a squat position he was able to pull her backwards, pounced for the pin and won the bout.
Armed with a few skins (and scars) under his belt, he gained the confidence to go out on his own and has been performing high energy Americana style honky tonk, Texas country music for the last few years. The band is based out of Dallas/Ft.Worth and continues to gain fans at a rapid clip. The music is insightful, hopeful, sometimes comedic but with firm threads of truth that come shining through.