Jim talks about his discovery of bluegrass music while still a young teen.
When I first heard the Stanley Brothers do Rank Stranger, that really gripped me. I drifted into bluegrass when I was about 13 or 14, and all at once there was the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and then I started discovering folks like the Seldom Scene and Don Stover a few months later. There was just something about it that I can’t really put my finger on, but it would electrify me when I’d hear it.
They continue to discuss his move into songwriting, and the success he has enjoyed in that field.
Read the whole piece at CMT.com.