The single has quickly climbed the Texas music charts and is soon to be another top-ten hit for Grimes. “Home to Me” was co-written by Nashville singer/songwriter Trent Willmon and Jared Blake, who was part of the NBC hit TV show The Voice with Grimes.
Produced by RCE Productions with executive producer Russ Earnhardt and director John Fitch, the video was shot in and around Grimes’ hometown of Gilmer. RCE has shot and directed music videos for “Smile,” “Irresponsible” and Grimes recent “Live at the Parish” CD/DVD.
“Going back home to shoot the video, I was able to really focus and tell the story on what this song means to me. It was great having my family and buddies that I grew up with in the video. We shot at some locations that I spent a lot of time at when I was younger. Hopefully you will get a little glimpse into my life growing up in East Texas,” said Grimes.
Be sure and watch the video to the end to catch Pastor Huey Jones’ rendition of “America the Beautiful.”
Grimes can also be seen chasing the dream on season 3 of Troubadour, TX; the docu-reality television show capturing the lives of artists in the Texas Red Dirt Country music scene. Season 3 of Troubadour TX starts in late September.
Grimes has also partnered with SuperCuts for their national summer campaign “Rock the Cut” which features his song “Home to Me” in TV and radio spots nationwide. Between tour stops, Grimes has been focused on writing and preparing for his next album that will be produced by Trent Willmon.
Aug. 8 & 9 - Sedalia, Mo. – Missouri State Fair
Aug. 10 – Little Rock, Ark. – The Rev Room
Aug. 16 – Uvalde – Lonestar Saloon
Aug. 17 – Pharr – Pharr Events Center w/Kevin Fowler
Aug. 22 – Cedar Park – Wild West
Aug. 23 – Waco – Wild West
Aug. 24 – Weatherford, Okla. – JC Cowboys
Aug. 30 – New Braunfels – Koozie’s Ice House
Aug. 31 – Conroe – Dosey Doe Music Cafe – Acoustic
Grimes won Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star contest and opened the “Poets and Pirates” tour in Frank Erwin Center. Gaining national recognition when he appeared on the first season of the hit NBC TV show The Voice, Curtis has opened for some of country music’s biggest stars including: Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, the Eli Young Band, Jamey Johnson, Doug Stone, Kevin Fowler, Johnny Lee and Charlie Daniels.
In April, Curtis became a member of the AMP Entertainment family, a new publishing/artist management venture launched by industry veteran, Tim Dubois (hit songwriter, founder Arista Nashville, responsible for signing Brooks and Dunn, Alan Jackson, Lee Roy Parnell, Brad Paisley, and Diamond Rio). Since joining AMP, Curtis has appeared in Nashville at CMT fanfare; filmed segments for the fall season of Troubadour, TX; and filmed his next video, “Home to Me” in Gilmer and Latch. Curtis’ newest single “Home To Me,” joins another current release, “Smile”, on iTunes and is currently airing on the radio waves.
Born and raised in Gilmer, Grimes tells the story in "Home To Me" of his roots and the path that he has taken to this point in his life. Fans can listen to “Home to Me” and “Smile”; find Curtis’ tour dates; and book shows at www.curtisgrimes.com. Curtis CDs and merchandise can be secured locally at Hadden’s Sandwich Shop. Also, currently airing on prime time radio, is the duet “The Crash” co-written and performed with Jill Brooks.
For information on Grimes and his “Rock the Cut” SuperCuts promotion including free song downloads go to http://rockthecut.supercuts.com and visit www.curtisgrimes.com.
Curtis is the son of Beverly Grimes of Gilmer, Robert Grimes of Gilmer, nephew of Debbie Cannon of Gilmer and grandson of Arnold Grimes of Gilmer, Judy Grimes of Green Bay, Wis., and the late Larry and Ann Chandler of Gilmer. He closes each show with “And I am Curtis Grimes from GILMER, Texas.