Jim Broadus was a true fan of the Gibson guitar he purchased as a kid growing up and chasing his dream to be a rock star. He was overjoyed in the early 1970s when he had the opportunities to work for the company. He traveled as a sales rep for Gibson before working in music retail in downtown Nashville for Hewgley's Music Shop. Jim later managed the Madison, TN store before purchasing it with his wife, who had worked along side Jim at the downtown Nashville branch for years. His passion for music and the guitar never seemed to wane, even in retirement Jim spoke of his career with great pride.