- From Bristol, Tennessee.
- Began playing guitar at age 8; switched to mandolin at age 11.
- Has worked with Larry Sparks, Hazel Dickens, Appalachian Trail, The McPeak Brothers and the Lynn Morris Band, to name a few.
- 1985, formed his own band called Plexigrass.
- 1991, formed the Tim Laughlin Band.
- Has won more than 100 mandolin competitions, including the Tennessee State Mandolin Championship.
- 2010, joined Marty Raybon and Full Circle.
- 2012, joined Big Country Bluegrass playing fiddle and mandolin.
- 2021, joined The Tennessee Bluegrass Band.