Jimmy Charles is a soulful, genuine and passion-filled Country Singer and Songwriter that brings unparalleled energy to all his performances.
Jimmy grew up on the eastern shore of Maryland where sports, fishing, crabbing, hunting, sailing, the beach…and of course writing and playing music were his favorite activities. Jimmy graduated from Towson University where he played linebacker for the Tigers (being nicknamed “The Crash” for his hard hitting style) and received a Mass Communications Degree.
Jimmy has had an impressive beginning to his professional career as a Season 9 contestant on “AMERICAN IDOL” gaining high praise from judge ‘Simon Cowell. “I think you have a Great Voice and I admire your dedication in moving to Nashville. You are one of my favorites in this competition” Simon Cowell
Jimmy also was named in the Top 50 on the show “Nashville Star”
Jimmy has received radio play for 4 of his songs including “Whatever it Takes” that played nationally on Clear Channel Country Radio and more recently his self-penned Christmas song “I Might be Broke for Christmas” which went #5 in various National Markets.
Jimmy has already worked with some of the biggest names in Country Music, having opened for Lady Antebellum, Montgomery Gentry, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves and more. He has Performed at Lowes Motor Speedway, Large Festivals before thousands and the Fontanel Mansion, the former home of Music Legend, Barbara Mandrell. For 2 Years Jimmy was the Featured Artist for the Mrs. North Carolina United States pageant, Pageant Judge and performer for Miss University City, Miss Appalachia and Miss Southern Delaware (picking the eventual Miss Delaware).
Jimmy was named “Nashville Artist of the Week” on the Billy Block show 103.3 WKDF and has played many venues in Nashville including conquering all of the downtown Honky Tonks where so many Legends have gotten their start. Jimmy has traveled to do performances across the Country with his High Energy Versatile Country Rock band. “Watch out the Fiddle’s Hot!!”
Jimmy’s Style is best described as “Country, a lil’ Rock & Roll and Whole Lotta Soul” Whether he is playing some of his favorite Country, Classic Rock covers or playing one of his own compositions, Jimmy is a mesmerizing entertainer with amazing stage presence and personality, keeping his audience on the edge of their seats or dancing in the isles. He is currently writing his 2nd Album with a new outlook on life after being scorned from the pain of losing his father. Realizing just how short and precious life really is, he is titling the album “Live Today” along with one of the tracks. The album will inspire people to take chances, go for it! Not to wait but live every day to its fullest. It will also speak of love and letting loose to party and have fun, which are all characteristics of Jimmy and his life experiences. He writes and co-write 95% of all his music to date. Jimmy’s motto is “Happiness surrounds you no matter where you are in life, you just have to look for it in the right places and find it…. “Whatever it Takes” & “Live Today”. With his drive, determination and immense talent, there is no doubt Jimmy Charles will be the next big thing out of Nashville.
“The most important basic ways of life for me are: loving God, myself, others and finding the happiness that surrounds us every day.” Jimmy Charles
** At Jimmy’s last Christmas Concert, he raised $5,250 for Coastal Hospice whom take care of the terminally ill and offer service for those that cannot afford it.
** His previous Christmas concert supported “Toys for Tots” with loads of Toys donated!
** Jimmy is the Director and Organizer of “Gobble Gobble Give” in Nashville, helping to start and organize the charity in Nashville in which Thanksgiving 2014 fed over 2,000 homeless and underprivileged souls.
All performances are FREE and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. This schedule is subject to change without prior notice and are subject to cancellation due to weather considerations