Jimmy entered into music at an early age, playing the drums, and performing with a band during his high school years. In the late 70’s he moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he performed with such great artists as: Brooks & Dunn, Leon Russell, Edgar Winter, Tanya Tucker, Ray Sawyer (of Dr. Hook), Keith Steagall, Keith Whitley, Deborah Allen, Marie Osmond, Dan Seals, Willie Nelson, Hank Cochran, Tom Wopat, Tommy Rowe, Sonny Throckmorton, Kieran Kane, Dobie Gray, Bruce Channel, Delbert McClinton, Steve Winwood, David Ball and Bobby Keys from the Rolling Stones… and more.
Jimmy was the original drummer for Brooks & Dunn. He toured extensively with the group throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia.
In Addition to Touring, Jimmy has several movies and made for TV movie soundtrack credits and appearances to his name. Most notably are the titles “Scandal in A Small Town,” starring Raquel Welch, “ Living Proof: The Hank Williams Jr. Story”, “Running Mates” , “Ruckus” and "8 Seconds."
While working with Brooks & Dunn, Jimmy has appeared on several Music Award Shows. He has also made commercials for Miller Beer Company.
Jimmy has appeared on several issues of “Country Song Roundup Magazine” for Pearl Drum Company, and Modern Drummer for Pro Mark Sticks…
The composition “Is It All An Illusion” and “Where’d You Come From” were co-written by Jimmy for the movie “Running Mates”.
Jimmy has recently had an R & B cut on Donny Kees CD, which he co-wrote with Donny titled “You Can’t Stop Me From Loving You.”
His varied career has also included a publisher’s assistant, song plugger, writer and musician for Don Gant Enterprise. Over the last few years Jimmy has owned and operated a company with Don Gant’s widow, Lynda Gant, named G & G Music Group. G&G Music had cuts by George Straight, Garth Brooks & others. Jimmy and Steve Busch Co-Produced a project a few years ago. Jimmy later teamed up with partner Pat Robinson from The Byrds in California where they’ became a great writing & production team.
Today, Jimmy is revisiting musical projects from the past; adding finishing touches, etc. He has recently re-released his album, "Once Upon A Radio," primarily written by Carlton Collins, Jimmy Gunn, and Pat Robinson. Jimmy's latest release is "Stranger in the Mirror," written by Dobie Gray and Bud Reneau. Plans are currently in motion for more music to be released soon.
Brooks & Dunn
Previous Major Endorsements:
Pro Mark Drum Sticks
Deborah Allen David Ball Brooks & Dunn
Bruce Channel Hank Cochran Earl Thomas Conley
Dobie Gray Kieran Kane Delbert McClinton
Willie Nelson Marie Osmond Tommy Rowe
Leon Russell Ray Sawyer Dan Seals
Keith Steagall Sonny Throckmorton Tanya Tucker
Keith Whitley Steve Winwood Edgar Winter
Kimberly Dahme Rick Seratte Todd Sharp
Ricky Ray Rector Bobby Keys Billy Earl McClelland
Writer or Co-Writer or For:
Deborah Allen Susi Beatty Rocky Burnette
Kix Brooks Wayne Carson Bruce Channel
Terry Choate Steve Clark Ronnie Dunn
Billy Graham Michael Huffman Tommy Lee James
Donny Kees Red Lane Alan Laney
Troy Martin Billy Earl McClelland Johnny Neel
Ricky Ray Rector Pat Robinson Sonny Throckmorton
Rafe Van Hoy Rick Seratte
On Camera Appearance/Soundtracks:
Country Music Awards American Music Awards
Academy of Country Music Blockbuster Music Awards
TNN Hot Country Nights Tonight Show
Arsenio Hall Show Ralph Emery Show
Dick Clark “Rockin New Years Eve” Hee Haw
The Best of Country Church Street Station
The Road Scandal in a Small Town
Living Proof 8 Seconds
Ruckus Running Mates
B & D “Boot Scoot” Video Miller Beer Commercial
Country Song Roundup (Pearl Drums)
Modern Drummer (Pro Mark Sticks)
Sticks n Skins
(New release collector's item book of famous drummers around the world)
Jimmy became an Ambassador for Coalition to Salute America's Heroes.
In 2023: Jimmy Released "Once Upon a Radio" album, and the single, "Stranger In The Mirror"