Kim O’Connor – Fort Worth, Texas-known as “The Modern Singing Cowboy” for his contemporary approach to the music of Texas and The Old West.
O’Connor has been performing professionally for over thirty years, and, either as a solo performer or with his group, Kim O’Connor and The Lucky Rangers, has performed in England, Germany, Spain, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Hawaii, as well as twenty other states in the U. S.
Kim O’Connor has recorded ten CD’s (and cassettes) of original compositions, traditional western standards, railroad classics, Gospel, and Christmas favorites.
Live performances include many corporate engagements for:
Lockheed Martin, Alcon, Sprint, Motel 6, KFC, MCI, Hunt Bros., Southwestern Petroleum, Nokia, Mobil, Exxon, A.T.&T., Motorola, Hershey, MicroSoft, SMU School of Business, Parker-Hanafin, Ray-O-Vac, Tandy Corp., D/FW Airport, Upjohn, Fort Worth Zoo, Optel, Nortel, EDS, Intel, USAF Sgt.’s Assn., Texas-Dept. of Commerce/Tourism Division, Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, …and many more.
Kim performed at the famous White Elephant Saloon in the Fort Worth Stockyards, beginning in 1979, and retiring from there in December of 2003.
He composed and performs the theme song for the television program Outdoor Trails. O’Connor has performed many national anthems including Texas Rangers Baseball, Fort Worth Fire and Fort Worth Brahmas Hockey, and Dallas Burn Soccer.
O’Connor also composed and recorded a new theme song for The Fort Worth Cats professional baseball team.
Concert appearances have included sharing the bill with such artists as: Riders In The Sky, George Strait, Asleep At The Wheel, Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P. Nunn, Guy Clark, Kelly Willis, Iris DeMent, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steve Fromholz, Earl Thomas Conley, Dolly Parton, Red Steagall, and the Light Crust Doughboys.
Several of these performances over the years were at the legendary Caravan of Dreams in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.
Legendary country singer, Johnny Paycheck recorded 13 songs composed by Kim O’Connor and co-writers Mike and Holly Darwin. One of these songs (“I Love Rowdy People”) was featured in the motion picture “Day of The Survivalist”, as sung by Paycheck.
O’Connor has also produced records for such diverse artists as Mickey Dawes (Cowboy Poet), Cathy Hedge (Christian Songwriter), and Jim Essian III (Pro Baseball Player).