Jimmy Capps


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Musician, Guitarist

Jimmy Capps backed nearly every performer at the Grand Ole Opry as a house band guitarist since 1960! The list of artists he played with is nothing more than amazing and represents the grand old pioneers such as Roy Acuff as well as current Opry members Vince Gill and Garth Brooks. Along the way he was a sought after studio musician who recorded with a vast list of country, bluegrass and rock artists. Jimmy’s guitar skills can be heard on a number of smash hit recordings including Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler,” George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” and George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning.”