Born and raised in Music City, Jimmy Wheeler has experienced many sides of the music industry. After graduating from University of Tennessee, he returned to Nashville to pursue a position for BMG Distribution (now Sony Music) as a field marketing representative. The role opened up musical stints for him in Atlanta and Minneapolis before bringing him back to Nashville in 1995. During his 30 year career with Sony, Jimmy held positions in sales, marketing, radio promotion and distribution. In December 2019, the seasoned industry veteran left and took his talents to a tech firm before spending two years in artist management. With an impressive resume of experiences spanning across multiple sectors of the music industry, Jimmy joined the Tennessee Entertainment Commission board as the Director of Business Development.
When he isn’t growing the talent community in Tennessee, he can be found spending quality time with the ones he raised at home. Jimmy and his wife, Molly, are happily living in Franklin, TN. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.
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