Welcome to the site of award-winning songwriter John Rimel

John Rimel is a central Virginia songwriter who performs originial Americana music. His songs have been featured on seven Top 10 Billboard albums, performed on international television, and received several national awards including Song of the Year.

John has toured extensively, playing venues ranging from The Paramount Theater to The Grand Ole Opry. He has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Ricky Scaggs, Hall & Oates, Delbert McClinton, Conway Twitty, James Cotton, Earl Scruggs, and Roy Orbison.

Among John's recordings, a recent release - When the Needle Hits the Wax - a collaboration with Grammy-nominated artist Tom Proutt, was under consideration for a 2019 Grammy for Best Americana Album.

Music

Pieces of Dixie (Live)

Someone to Rescue Me (Live)

Redemption Road

Fly

Reviews

“I just admire John. I admire his songwriting ability. As a person and as a musician and a writer, I respect him very much...Writing with someone like John, it only helped me in the long run to further my abilities as a songwriter.”

Jimmy Fortune
Country Music Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame
Nelson County Times

“I had known the song (“More Than a Name On a Wall”) for years, but it’s different when you’re singing it. The first time I sang it, I started crying and couldn’t get through it. The words were so tender, it just touched my heart. It’s a powerful song.”

Darrin Vincent (Dailey & Vincent)
Grammy award-winning artist
The Daily Progress

“John Rimel"s music, and his writing is second to none. As has been proven over the years. His co-writing with Jimmy Fortune of the "Statler Brothers" HUGE!! hit, 'The Wall" is all I have to say that proves my point. Give a listen to his music and see for yourself his ability to express, " real life" in his songs. He's the real deal.”

Tommy Fortune
Recording Artist

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Booking

For more information, contact johnrimelmusic@gmail.com or 434-409-6560


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