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Jimbeau's Biography

Jimbeau Hinson cut his musical teeth in honky tonks, barn dances and local radio and TV shows in and around his native state of Mississippi.

His first break came at the age of fourteen when he met Loretta Lynn. She introduced him to her manager and publishers the Wilburn Brothers, who signed Jimbeau on the spot.

Doyle Wilburn added him to their show and he toured with such acts as Hank Williams, Jr., Kitty Wells, Charley Pride, Faron Young, Wanda Jackson, and everybody who was anybody at the time.

So it was only a natural graduation from High School to Nashville and the school of hard knocks.

He moved from his first contract at Sure-Fire Music to his first record deal at Chart Records, winning his first ASCAP award at the age of seventeen.

From there he began to tire of the road and decided to concentrate on his career as a songwriter, securing recordings by Lynn Anderson, Carol Channing, Brenda Lee, and others.

In the early seventies his path crossed with, the then Gospel Group, the Oak Ridge Boys. There he signed on as manager of their publishing company and was instrumental in their switch from the gospel to the country field.

From their phenomenal success, a leading independent publishing company arose, Silverline/Goldline Music.

Some of Jimbeau's hits include, "I’M SETTIN’ FANCY FREE" by The Oak Ridge Boys, "HILLBILLY HIGHWAY." by and with Steve Earle, "TRAIN OF MEMORIES" by Kathy Mattea, "BROKEN TRUST" by Brenda Lee, "HARMONY" by John Conlee, "COLORS" by The Oak Ridge Boys and "PARTY CROWD" by David Lee Murphy.

Jimbeau now resides with his wife, Brenda Fielder, on their ranch forty five minutes outside of Nashville. There he mentors a host of young writers and a legion of the hottest, most successful tunesmiths on the planet.
He can currently be seen and heard not only around town in the writer’s rounds, but in simular venues around the country. One favorite annual trek is the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival in Gulf Shores, Ala. The festival is always held the 2nd & 3rd weekends of November, including the week between. You will find Jimbeau and his buddies at the Barefoot Bar all ten nights of the festival.

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