Keynote Speaker

Monday, April 6 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jimmy Yeary
Singer, Songwriter, Speaker

Jimmy Yeary was writing songs long before becoming the lead singer of the Grammy Award winning supergroup Shenandoah. These were years that saw Jimmy performing #1 hits like Mama Knows, Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart, and Sunday in the South.

It's not surprising that Jimmy has written more than two thousand songs, many of which have been featured on albums selling millions of copies - Grammy winners, gold and platinum awards among them. Nine of Jimmy's songs have been certified "Number 1" hits as singles by Billboard Magazine.

Recently, both the CMA and ACM awarded Jimmy Yeary with "Song of the Year" for I Drive Your Truck--the inspiring song he wrote about the father of a fallen soldier and how he continues to remember his son. Jimmy's most recent Number 1 was Everything's Gonna Be Alright, a song he wrote for Kenny Chesney and David Lee Murphy.