About Jimmy

Jimmy Charles has all the requirements to “make it” in today’s competitive Country

marketplace; an immediately-identifiable soulful voice, rugged good looks, a magnetic

personality, and an empowered performance style. He’s made a national name for himself with

compelling original material and toured the country opening for Lady Antebellum, Montgomery

Gentry, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Josh Turner, Merle Haggard and more.

The Ocean City, Maryland native headed to Nashville to pursue his music after graduating from

Towson University. “I tried out for Nashville Star along with 40,000 other people and made it to

the Top 50,” he notes. “Even though I didn’t win, that gave me the confidence to believe that I

really could do this.” Jimmy would go on to earn a unanimous vote ticket to “Hollywood” as a

Season 9 American Idol contestant – and prove once again that he has the talent to make it as an

entertainer with the power to impact countless lives.

While the singer/songwriter found early success in 2014 with his first single, “Whatever It

Takes,” it’s the power of “Superman” that solidified his place in the spotlight. Written for ZERO

Cancer to promote prostate cancer awareness with friend and bandmate Goose Gossett (who also

produced) and cancer survivor/mentor Phil Shulka, the song’s companion video premiered on

CMT, trending in the #1 spot for over a week, with over 5,000 shares its first day on the site. The

clip also aired on GAC, ZUUS (now known as The Country Network) and Heartland, instantly

putting the newcomer front and center before hundreds of thousands of fans.

Jimmy’s next release, “Bout Summertime” showcased his more adventurous and carefree side

and landed him on the MusicRow Chart. His current single is the passionate “I Am Not Alone,” a

song he co-wrote with C.J. Garton and Rich Fehle. Produced by Grammy Award-winning

producer Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell (Rod Stewart, Bruno Mars, Al Green, John Mayer), the

song’s compelling message of hope and strength offers Jimmy’s best vocal performance to date.

“The song is getting enormous response from fans already, and it will be on my upcoming EP,

"Hard Way to Go", says the humble singer/songwriter. The project is due for November release and Jimmy

believes it truly defines him as an artist. “I’m a guy who loves making music,” Jimmy states. “I

want to share that love.”

A national spokesman for ZERO Cancer since 2014, Jimmy was named Outstanding Young

Tennessean (2017) for his work against the disease and is nominated for the Ten Outstanding

Young Americans honor this year. He recently formed his own non-profit, #IAMNOTALONE,

which focuses on the strength and well-being of all cancer survivors. “I’ve learned so much from

these survivors and I want to continue to help them anyway that I can,” he says. “Their stories

break my heart, but our journey together makes me whole.”