If you’re a country music fan, you’ve probably heard Jimmy Capps on one of your favorite songs. He’s been described as a “king” among Nashville session guitarists and his list of credits includes Kenny Rogers’ "The Gambler", Reba’s "How Blue", Conway Twitty's "I Don't know A Thing About Love”, Waylon's "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man", Terri Gibbs' "Somebody's Knockin", and The Louvin Brothers "Second Time Around".
You read that right — Mr. Capps’ influence in Nashville cannot be overstated as he has helped shaped numerous classic recordings - at one-point averaging over 520 recording sessions a year - and continues to do so. He was inspired to take-up guitar playing by a champion fiddle-playing uncle, Lynn Cook. Since the late 1950s, he has been a staple in the country music world and he’s from Benson, NC!
Next month, Mr. Capps will return to Benson for a special recognition weekend complete with two concert celebrations on May 11 at Crossroads Church featuring The Malpass Brothers from Goldsboro — accomplished musicians in their own right. Sounds like a good time, doesn’t it? Don’t miss out! Tickets are free (yes, FREE) and available at the Benson Chamber of Commerce office located at 122 E. Main Street in Benson. Concert times are 2pm and 7pm on May 11 at Crossroads Church.
Following the concerts, Mr. Capps will have a meet and greet and book signing — for his book “The Man in Back” — at 3:30pm and again at 8:30pm. Crossroads Church is located at 301 S. Walton Drive in Benson.
Recognition Event for Benson Native Jimmy Capps
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 1:00 PM by Tyler Douglas