Smith, Tim


  • From Kernersville, North Carolina.
  • Began playing fiddle at age 10. Had a group in high school called The Country Five and The Teenage Travelers.
  • 1974, won first place in fiddle contest at Lester Flatt’s Pinnacle, NC festival, which entitled him to play with Lester and the Nashville Grass on the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1977, won first place in the fiddle contest at Galax, Virginia.
  • 1978, won first place in the fiddle contest at Union Grove. North Carolina.
  • 1975-1978, worked with L.W. Lambert and the Blue River Boys.
  • 1976, worked with a Florida group called the Poindexter Band.
  • 1979-1982, worked with The Bluegrass Cardinals.
  • During the 80’s and 90’s, he free-lanced with Bill Monroe, Jim and Jesse, Del McCoury, the Lost and Found, the Virginia Squires, Larry Stephenson, Wes Golding, The Country Gentlemen, the McPeak Brothers, Jim Eanes, Blue Ridge and other bands.
  • 2000, formed a new band with Les Deaton, Eric Ellis and Wes Golding called First in Line.
  • 2007, joined the Gospel group The Churchmen.
  • 2010, joined Rich in Tradition.
  • Has his own record company TRS Records. He has recorded six solo albums: “1978 World Champion Fiddler”, “Favorite Pastimes”, “Straight From The Heart”, “Plain and Simple”, “The Lonesome Blueridge” and “Fiddler Tim Smith & Friends.” on the TRS Records label.