Jimmy Nutt (Recording Engineer/ Producer/ Musician)
Jimmy grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana where the “swampy” sounds of bands like A Train and The Bluebirds fueled his already growing desire to be on a stage playing live music. As a teenager, he formed a life-long friendship with singer/songwriter James LeBlanc and they began their musical journey together which eventually led them to the “Live Music Capital of the World”, Austin, Texas and then to the “Hit Recording Capital of the World” Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
After moving to Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 2000, Jimmy landed a job with FAME Recording Studios as a Staff Recording Engineer. He also signed a publishing deal as a songwriter for House of Fame Publishing.
In March of 2006, Jimmy launched The NuttHouse Recording Studio in downtown Sheffield, Alabama. What was once a 1950’s bank, now is the home of The NuttHouse Recording Studio.
In 2012, Jimmy and his wife, Angi created MusicNutt Publishing, LLC. (BMI). Jimmy is the current President of the Muscle Shoals Music Association and has taught recording classes at the University of North Alabama as an adjunct professor.
Jimmy’s recording accomplishments have a musical range from soul to bluegrass and include: Percy Sledge, Clarence Carter, Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally, The Decoys, Heartland, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, John Paul White, Lenny LeBlanc, Russell Smith, The Donna Jean Godchaux Band, Heartland, BoomBox, Drive-By Truckers, Spooner Oldham, Dylan LeBlanc, The Blind Boys of Alabama, James LeBlanc, The Fiddleworms, Grace & Tony, Little Feat, Donnie Fritts, Chris Pierce, Alabama Shakes, and many more.
Jimmy received a GRAMMY Award in 2016 for recording and mixing The Bluegrass Album of the Year, “The Muscle Shoals Recordings” by The SteelDrivers.
Jimmy is married to Angi Nutt who is an integral part of The NuttHouse Recording Studio and MusicNutt publishing. They have one son, Jordan Nutt.
Cody Simmons grew up in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. At a young age his parents noticed him constantly drumming on kitchen counters and any other surface that made a noise. They encouraged him to pursue music and to join the band program at school. Joining the beginning band at Muscle Shoals Middle School in 2005 changed his life forever.
In high school, Cody was a member of the award winning Muscle Shoals High School Percussion Ensemble. The dedication to excellence this group instilled in him still carries on with him today.
Cody’s interest in the music industry was found in working with the sound equipment at his church. Learning from his mentor and great friend Michael Wayne, this interest would grow into a career choice nearing high school graduation.
After graduating high school, Cody moved to Orlando, Florida to attend the worlds leading entertainment media school, Full Sail University. During his time at Full Sail, he had the opportunity to work in state of the art recording studios where he learned the ins and outs of the recording industry. Sparking his interest in sound development for film and video games as well.
Graduating from Full Sail with a bachelor’s degree at the age of 19, Cody moved back to Muscle Shoals. Shortly after returning to his stomping grounds, Cody landed a job at the NuttHouse Recording Studio working for Recording Engineer and Producer Jimmy Nutt. Since then, he has worked with many great artists and producers such as: The SteelDrivers, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Ray Cyrus, Shenandoah, Spooner Oldham, Daniel Beard, Norbert Putnam, James LeBlanc, Grace and Tony, Eric Essix, Eric Erdman and many more.
Outside of working at the Nutthouse, Cody produces electronic music from his home and hopes to pursue a career under the name DJ Codeine. Providing musical pain relief for the broken hearted.