There has never been any question in Jim's mind as to what he wanted to do with his life. - Sing, Entertain and share music with the world. Born in Toledo, OH, this city boy with country roots, heart and sound took to the stage at the age of 14. Playing guitar and singing lead with his own band, he has worked all over the United States. Jim spent most of the 80's and 90's bringing great top 40 country music to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana playing 5 to 6 nights a week.
Jim has opened for acts like Del Reeves, Waylan Jennings, Johnny Russell, T. G. Shepard, John Conley and Johnny Paycheck, just to name a few. Jim performed in Nashville at Fan Fair in 1992-1994. He was awarded API's Male Star Of Tomorrow at a ceromony in Nashville in 1992 and Male Vocalist in 1993. In 1992, Jim released his first CD "Just Beginnings" on an independent label. The first single from that CD, "Hell Raisin' Whiskey Chasin" topped the International Billboard charts at #19. In 1995, Jim released his second album "Ways of Life" also on an indepentent label.
In the late 90's, Jim relocated his family to Florida. There he performed as a solo act performing at several of the tourist hot spots in Cocoa Beach and surrounding areas until 2008. Jim always wanted to move closer to Nashville and the "heart" of the country music industry. So in 2008, the family packed up and moved to Sparta TN, his parents home town and where many of his relatives still live today.
Jim is currently, writing, recording and performing as a solo vocalist in and around Sparta, Smithville, Cookeville and surrounding Nashville area. When he is not performing or in the studio, Jim enjoys spending time on his 15 acre hobby farm where he raises fainting goats and a few cattle. He enjoys the"back to basics" of farm life and the satisfaction of raising his own food for his family. Jim also enjoys hunting and fishing in the beautiful mountains and lakes near his home