Country Music Success Stories
Jim Vest – Award-winning Steel Guitarist, Producer & Author
Somebody from an 11 dollar house in Alabama has cut some of the biggest records in the world and if that can happen for me, it can happen for you. – Jim Vest
We can hardly wait for you to hear this interview with Jim Vest: musician, producer, songwriter, and leader of the legendary Nashville Cats. Recorded in an easy chair from his cozy home just outside of Nashville, this is a first-hand story about a career that thrives to this day.
The author of the new book Jim Vest & the Magic of a Steel Guitar, he is one of the greatest steel guitarists in the world. Jim has also been a teacher and mentor too many musicians along the way who have experienced a sideways glance and a dose of “Jim Vest schoolin.” He is also the recipient of the Super Picker Award, given only to musicians who have played on million selling records. In fact, Jim is so good, Paul McCartney showed up in a Nashville club wearing a fur coat, just to hear him play and an unknown artist named Kenny Chesney called him “Jimbo” and used to sing demos for him. It’s safe to say that everyone in Nashville knows and respects the great Jim Vest, but in this interview, we get to know the genius and the heart of a legend.