This tidbit about our Kimmie was penned today by Richard L. Eldredge in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the opening of Atlanta's newest W Hotel. Rick questioned Dallas Austin about Kimmie's chops..... and he was very diplomatic in his response. Read on:
"The downtown W just opened —- and didn’t waste time in snagging a celeb-studded party to celebrate.
The new hotel (not to be confused with its sister properties, the W Midtown and W Buckhead) hosted a Thursday night bash honoring Georgia’s Grammy Award-nominated artists.
Strolling the red carpet was OutKast member Big Boi, who said he’d love to add another Grammy to his collection. He also said he’s taking his innovative hip-hop ballet, “Big,” on the road.
“We’re always trying new things,” said the artist also known as Antwan Patton.
The nicest guys there had to be Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and brother Brandon, who shook hands and introduced themselves like they were greeters at church.
Brandon Bush, a member of the band Train, says the country’s troubled times have people yearning for music with a hopeful and genuine sound.
“There’s a new search for authenticity,” he said.
Dallas Austin, too, predicts troubled times are going to result in a clean new sound coming from the music industry, particularly Atlanta artists.
“We’re going to revert back to where we came from, a very organic sound,” he said. “Everyone needs to humble down. A lot of junk is going to go away.”
Which brings us to our next question. Austin was filmed during the past season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” trying to coax a recordable sound out of aspiring songbird Kim Zolciak.
So we asked if Austin anticipates seeing the leggy blonde stroll down the carpet with next year’s nominees.
“I wouldn’t think so,” he said with a chuckle.
Don’t misunderstand. Dallas isn’t talking bad about poor Kim.
“I’m not the kind of person to slam anybody,” he said."