(as of Dec 13,2019 10:07:46 UTC – Details)
“Jimmy Capps was a hero of all of us young musicians. He was my hero then and he’s my hero now.” – Charlie Daniels Jimmy Capps calls himself “The Man in Back”. But he is finally front and center as he tells all in his new autobiography! This deluxe, 324 page hardback book covers Jimmy’s entire journey from his early days with The Louvin Brothers to his television role as The Sheriff on Larry’s Country Diner. Told in Jimmy’s own words… as he looks back on his incredible life and career. Jimmy shares stories of his amazing SIXTY years on stage at The Grand Ole Opry! “The Man in Back” also covers Capps’ extensive studio work as he played on some of country music’s most iconic songs, including Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler”, Tammy Wynette’s “Stand By Your Man”, and George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today”. Capps work on those country standards led to his induction into the Musicians Hall of Fame. In Capps’ autobiography, fifty legendary artists share their memories of having Jimmy play on their biggest hits or work their spots on the Opry. Those artists include Barbara Mandrell, Ronnie Milsap, Charlie Daniels, Connie Smith, Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, Marty Stuart and Bill Anderson. Vince Gill says, “Jimmy is one of a hand full of guys left that had all that history with the old guard, those great musicians who played on so many classic country songs.” The book’s foreword is written by former Statler Brother, Jimmy Fortune. Fortune says, “Jimmy’s legacy is so huge. He is up there with the best of the best. I am so glad he is finally doing this book! If anyone deserves a book, it is Jimmy Capps.” Readers will also be surprised to hear about the non-country stars he has played for including Tom Jones, Dean Martin and Julie Andrews. “The Man in Back” also recounts the most embarrassing moment of Capps’ career… and how Jean Shepard never let forget it! “The Man in Back” includes 200 color and B/W photos, never before seen, from Jimmy’s personal collection!