Kim Ruehl is a writer, editor, and folk music advocate based in Asheville, North Carolina. She was an editor of No Depression — the roots music journal — from 2008-2017, bringing it back to print in 2015 and ending her run as editor-in-chief.

Her book, A Singing Army: The Life and Times of Zilphia Horton, is forthcoming from the University of Texas Press.

Her articles have appeared in:

  • Billboard magazine
  • The Bluegrass Situation (BGS)
  • CityArts magazine
  • Columbia Journalism Review
  • CNN
  • Folk Alley
  • Mountain XPress
  • No Depression
  • NPR
  • Seattle magazine
  • Seattle Weekly
  • Shuffle magazine
  • Sound magazine
  • West Coast Performer magazine
  • Yes magazine

She has contributed to these books: 

  • Woman Walk the Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives, edited by Holly Gleason (University of Texas Press)
  • Dylan: Disc by Disc, edited by Jon Bream (Voyageur Press)