GRAMMY Award winning Engineer, Jimmy Nutt, grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana surrounded by musicians steeped in blues and rock. He joined his first band at age 13 which included a young singer/songwriter named James LeBlanc (who eventually co-wrote the hit song “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” for Travis Tritt). They learned the ropes of the music business together and their musical kinship continues to this day.
Early on, Jimmy was interested in recording and sound. He acquired a Tascam 4-track cassette recorder while still in his teens and started learning how to record a band.
Jimmy moved to Dallas, Tx soon after high school to pursue his musical career. He played in several local bands there and ended up moving to Austin, TX in 1992 where he continued his search for a place in the music business.
While in Austin, he bought a Mac computer and a Pro Tools digital recording system and began his journey into the world of professional recording.
In July of 2000, Jimmy moved his family to Muscle Shoals, Al. to work as a staff-recording engineer at FAME Recording Studios. During his time at FAME, he recorded sessions for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Clarence Carter, Heartland, Russell Smith, The Drive-by-Truckers and many more. He worked at FAME for almost 3 years before becoming an independent recording engineer and producer. He was also a staff writer for FAME’s publishing company during this time.
Jimmy is now the owner of The NuttHouse Recording Studio, Inc. located in downtown Sheffield, Alabama. He transformed a bank built in 1955 into a recording studio and has hosted numerous recording sessions in the last 12 years including well known artists; Percy Sledge, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Dead South, Blind Boys of Alabama, Dylan LeBlanc, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jason Isbell, John Paul White, Donna Jean Godchaux, and The SteelDrivers.
Jimmy occasionally teaches recording classes as an Adjunct Professor at UNA for their Entertainment Industry department and he also served as the President of the Muscle Shoals Music Association for several years. He continues to play in several local bands. Jimmy and his wife Angi created MusicNutt Publishing, LLC in 2012.
In February of 2016, Jimmy won a GRAMMY award for engineering and mixing the “Bluegrass Album of the Year”, The SteelDrivers, “The Muscle Shoals Recordings”.
In June of 2020, Jimmy won the Canadian Juno award for producing and mixing the “Traditional Roots Album of the Year” for The Dead South album “Sugar & Joy”.