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Open The Cage is a movement. Through music, merchandise and attitude the Open The Cage goal is to inspire others to face the fight that we all go through in life. Life is hard. Without the inspiration to move forward it is easy to quit. The Open The Cage movement tells a story of people that have overcome the challenges of life. We all have a story. We all have the opportunity to either quit or fight. Life's a fight.....OPEN THE CAGE.

Jim Kinsey - CEO | Founder - Open The Cage Gear


Jim Kinsey is an award winning cinematographer, executive producer, published author and lyricist based out of Western Montana. Jim's produced over 130 episodes of television, dozens of national commercial spots and several music videos over the last 18 years. He's worked with multi-platinum producers Mike Hartnett, Record producer WLPWR, Steel guitarists Cowboy Eddie Long and written lyrics with artists/songwriters Jason Wyatt, Michael Connors, Bubba Sparxxx and Chris Allbight. Jim originally came up with the concept to write the song "Open the Cage", which eventually launched the lifestyle brand Open the Cage Gear LLC. Jim's songs can be found on most music platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Pandora radio.

Michael Connors - President | Founder - Open The Cage Gear


Michael Connors is a Nashville based singer/songwriter known for engaging stage performances. As a guitar slinger Connors delivers a range of styles including metal, hard rock and all genres of country. He was an accomplished guitarist at age seventeen and began to learn to compose, write and sing, as he knew becoming a performing artist was his destiny. Inspiration from Metallica, Zakk Wylde from Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society and James Hetfield are why he started shredding guitar. Connors has been collaborating with famed Nashville producer Mike Hartnett for the past three years and will soon release a collection of songs they have written and produced. Connors is the voice behind the original song "Open the Cage", which helped launch the new lifestyle brand. Learn more at and

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