Jimmy grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. He learned to play drums and guitar at the age of 12 and soon after began playing in a band with his best friend James LeBlanc. After graduating from High School, Jimmy moved to Texas (first Dallas then Austin) to continue his musical journey. He played regularly at clubs in both Dallas and Austin including: The Black Cat Lounge, Steamboat, Gruene Hall, The Saxon Pub, The Continental Club, Club DaDa and many more.
In July of 2000, Jimmy, along with his wife Angi and their son Jordan, decided to move to Muscle Shoals, Alabama after several visits to the area. He landed a staff position at FAME Recording Studios as a recording engineer and signed a publishing deal, as a songwriter, with House of Fame Publishing.
In March of 2006, Jimmy launched The NuttHouse Recording Studio in downtown Sheffield, Alabama. The NuttHouse Recording Studio is a well-equipped, state-of-the-art studio with a very relaxed atmosphere.
In 2012, Jimmy created Musicnutt Publishing, LLC. (BMI).
Jimmy is the current President of the Muscle Shoals Music Association and is teaching recording at the University of North Alabama as an adjunct professor.
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