Mattingly, Jimmy


  • From Leitchfield, Kentucky.
  • 1981, won Grand Masters fiddle championship.
  • 1981, joined Spectrum.
  • Early 80’s, worked with the Forrester Sisters and Steve Wariner.
  • 1989-1993, worked with Dolly Parton.
  • 1993, worked with the Osborne Brothers.
  • 1995, played fiddle with Garth Brooks until Brook’s retirement from touring in 2001.
  • 2002, worked again with Dolly Parton, the Sidemen, other artists.
  • 2004, formed The Grascals with Terry Eldridge, David Talbot, Danny Roberts, Terry Smith and Jamie Johnson.
  • 2008, left the Grascals to work with Reba McIntyre. He also does studio and production work.