A three time top finisher in the Great Lakes song writing contest.

Three time first place and two time alternate first place winner in the Walnut Valley (Winfield) new song showcase.

Top five finalist in the International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition and second place in the Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Guitar Competition.

As a professional musician Jimmy teaches and performs live in venues near his home in Michigan and does session work on guitar, banjo and dobro.