Falling Down to Get Up
A former elementary school teacher, Kimberly Praay gave up a job she loved to pursue a greater love. "The kids were fabulous and I loved teaching but I always felt my true calling was writing and singing." Growing up in a musical family, singing was part of her everyday life. From singing a cappella around the piano to performing concerts in local churches, the songs Kimberly and her family sang became the foundation for her writing. Kimberly's honest and relatable lyrics are only matched by the soothing voice that delivers them. Her songs are about life, faith and love. "I've been inspired by a number of great artists. As a child I often listened to Patsy Cline and Keith Green, memorizing all of the lyrics. As I started writing, I spent a lot of time listening to Susan Ashton and Over The Rhine." Kimberly has been writing and playing for over 14 years. So, if the talented and expressive singer's melodies sound familiar, it's because a number of her songs have been placed on television and in movies. The last decade has brought new styles, songs and musicians but Kimberly has come full circle with her new CD, Falling Down To Get Up. Recorded and Produced on her own, this CD is a collection of songs that each listener can relate to and make their own. "My faith has always been with me, throughout my career, it is the constant I always come back to. The truth I hold onto." Kimberly Praay's song placements include: ~"Leave" - t.v. advertisement for WarnerBros. Movie, Matchstick Men; It was also placed in the 2007 DVD release of WKRP In Cincinnati ~"Wait" & "Until You're Here" - WB's, Felicity: Senior Year ~"Breaking Down" - Melrose Place, 2007 DVD release ~"Rescue Me" & "Anything" - were picked to be placed in episodes of Real World, Road Rules and Punk'd ~The voice of Discovery Channel's Garage Takeover theme song as well as the promotional song for the House of Ruth.