Jimmy Haynes is an acoustic guitarist/singer/songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. Although strongly rooted in Bluegrass, his influences cross multiple genres of music. With the propensity to incorporate elements of Jazz, Americana, and Pop into his work, he still considers himself first and foremost, a Bluegrass guitarist.
Jimmy's love of the guitar first began when he was at the impressionable age of 14. With such outstanding talent as Tim Stafford, David Grier, Steve Kaufman, and the legendary Tony Rice as his benchmark, his goal of mastering the guitar was (and still is) taken as seriously as every breath.
Within his first years of playing, Jimmy, his parents, and his brother, Adam were in the studio cutting their first gospel record, "Sing a New Song," and booking shows as The Jimmy Haynes Band. The band worked semi-pro for the next six years, traveling through the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Their second album, "Instrumentals", received worldwide airplay. In 1998, the group won First Place in The Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival band competition.
When the group disbanded in 1999, Jimmy spent the next couple of years honing his skills and recording with friends on their solo projects. He began touring across the country with the late James King in 2001 when King was on top of the Bluegrass Charts with his album, "30 Years of Farming". Jimmy toured extensively with James King playing approximately 180 dates a year and in 2002, he was asked to perform on a project with King at Tree House Studios. The project, "For The Long Haul", also included tracks from Don Rigsby, Bryan Sutton, and Kenny Smith. That same year, Jimmy also recorded with Rounder Records on "O Christmas Tree - A Bluegrass Collection For The Holidays".
Several years before relocating to Nashville, Jimmy founded the band, Acoustic Age. Unfortunately, a recorded project was not able to be completed and the traction the band had gained was lost when the world came to a halt due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Jimmy's solo project is scheduled to be released early next year and his first single is planned to be dropped in October of this year. Jimmy is very excited to share his work with the world and more than ready to take his career to the next level. He has several excellent musicians that have contributed their talents to bring his project to life. More details will be announced in the coming weeks!!