Jimmy Martin

Title

Jimmy Martin

Subject

Childhood
Families.
Radio programs.
Radio stations.
Bluegrass music.
Bands (Music)
Sound recordings.
Sound--Recording and reproducing
Records.
Bluegrass musicians
Musical performance
Music--Performance.
Musical groups.
Music icons
Nashville (Tenn.)

Description

In this interview with Bluegrass musician Jimmy Martin, Martin discusses his life and career beginning as a child in Tennessee, his audition with Bill Monroe, his later work with the Osborne Brothers, and his own band the Sunny Mountain Boys. He tells stories of his experiences with each band and describes why he left each one. He discusses the politics surrounding the Grand Ole Opry which kept him from performing on the show. He talks emotionally about why he continues to love Bill Monroe despite Monroe's attitude toward him after he left. Other topics include songwriting, recording, albums and records, touring, and his personal relationships.

Format

video

Identifier

2017oh197_ibmm021

Interviewer

Lance LeRoy

Interviewee

Jimmy Martin

Interview Keyword

Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys (Artist)
Monroe, Bill (Artist)
Bill Monroe (Artist)
Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys (Artist)
Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys (Artist)
Monroe, Melissa (Artist)
Melissa Monroe (Artist)
Osborne Brothers (Artist)
Osborne, Sonny (Artist)
Sonny Osborne (Artist)
Osborne, Bobby (Artist)
Bobby Osborne (Artist)
Louisiana Hayride (Radio program)
Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys (Artist)
Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys (Artist)
Wheeling Jamboree (Radio program)
Grand Ole Opry

Files

martin_Still020.jpg


Citation

“Jimmy Martin,” Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, accessed May 24, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/bluegrass/items/show/14.