Davie Kimm is a Gold Card member of the professional rodeo cowboys association. Like many rodeo announcers, Davie’s love of rodeo began as a contestant when he joined the Minnesota High School Rodeo Association in the 1980’s. Working both ends of the arena roping calves and riding bareback and saddle bronc horses, he went on to qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo and later on, the PRCA Great Lakes Circuit Finals 4 times in saddle bronc riding in 1987, ’88, ’89 and ’92.
Davie migrated to the announcer’s stand when he announced his first rodeo filling in for a no-show announcer. Since then, Davie has worked his way up working high school, college, & finally professional rodeos and bull ridings throughout the United States and Canada.
“Living out the dream of being a successful PRCA announcer has been a sensational Journey for me, and without the help and advice from many people – including stock contractors, rodeo committees, specialty acts, clowns, fellow announcers and friends – this would never have become a reality.“
Davie is quick to admit that his wife Nicky (who handles rodeo music production and sound) is a big part of his continued success. The two of them travel together throughout much of the year.
Along with announcing rodeos Davie also freelances as a commercial voice talent and spokesperson. He is also an endorsee of Wrangler Western Wear, Montana Silversmiths, Resistol Hats, Electro-Voice Microphones, Whole Feeds and Prime Performance Nutrition.
His insight as a past contestant and his Midwest work ethic has helped Davie become one of the most exciting and sought after voices in the PRCA. He has been heard at such prestigious events as the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo, PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour, and his voice has been heard on ESPN, ESPN2. He worked along side ESPN sportscaster Jeff Medders during the 2010 Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, SD for the inaugural PRCA Extreme Bulls live webcast on ESPN360.
Davie has been recognized along with some of the industry’s elite by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association being named the 2016 W.P.R.A. Announcer of the Year, and has been a Top 5 nominee twice for W.P.R.A. Announcer of the Year in 2009 and 2013. He has also announced the W.P.R.A. World Finals in Waco, TX 4 times from 2013-2016.