Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Jimmy Yeary – “I Drive Your Truck” Scores Big Again
Lee Brice did take the stage, but the Song of the Year is awarded to the songwriters. He turned to the songwriters beside him on stage and stated, “This is not for me. This is for the writers.” He then turned the attention to Connie Harrington along with co-writers Jimmy Yeary and Jessi Alexander.
The Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Awards are the two most prestigious awards a singer or songwriter can receive in their careers. “I Drive Your Truck” has captured the coveted Song of the Year category in both of these celebrated Awards. “I Drive Your Truck” is an emotionally moving song that has connected with the hearts and souls of people from all walks of life.
Jimmy Yeary stated “This song has done more to touch the lives of people than I ever dreamed. I feel I am a very fortunate man.”
Jimmy Yeary's number one accomplishments are numerous including "I Drive Your Truck" recorded by Lee Brice, "Anywhere With You" recorded by Jake Owen, "Why Wait" by Rascal Flats and "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" by Martina McBride. He was also a writer on the top ten Joe Diffie song "In Another World", which was his first radio success.
About Jimmy Yeary
Jimmy Yeary (born in Hillsboro, Ohio) is an American Country Music singer and songwriter.
In 1994, Yeary moved to Nashville, Tennessee to begin a career as a recording artist. Although he was signed to Atlantic Records, a change in label personnel prevented his debut single from being released. Through the assistance of Paul Worley and Wally Wilson, Yeary found work as a songwriter. Among Yeary's co-writing credits are Joe Diffie's top 10 hit "In Another World", Rascal Flatts' number 1 single "Why Wait", Troy Olsen's "Summer Thing", Martina McBride's "I'm Gonna Love You Through It", Heidi Newfield's "Stay Up Late", and Lee Brice's "I Drive Your Truck". He has sung lead for Shenandoah and The Isaacs. Yeary is married to Country/Gospel singer Sonya Isaacs. The couple has one son, Ayden James Yeary, born on July 25, 2011.