Legendary Nashville Session Musician Jimmy Capps Dead At 81

Legendary Nashville Session Musician Jimmy Capps Dead At 81


NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) — Jimmy Capps, a Nashville guitarist and member of the Musicians Hall of Fame, who performed on some of the most recognized country music songs in history, has died. He was 81.

His death was confirmed by the Grand Ole Opry, where he was a member and part of the house band for five decades. A cause of death was not available at the time of publication.

A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Capps began playing guitar at an early age and in 1958, he successfully auditioned to be a part of the Louvin Brothers band.

Capps described the experience in a biography on his website:

“When I auditioned for my job with the Louvin Brothers, their current guitar player (Paul Yandell, who had been drafted into the Army)) had heard me working with a duet in North…



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