Texas icon, Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Singer ~ Songwriter

Jimmie Dale Gilmore

May 6, 1945, Amarillo, TX

With his warm, warbling tenor voice and folksy, friendly approach to both his music and his audiences, Jimmie Dale Gilmore is an easy guy to like. His music is a rich blend of traditional country, folk, blues, and rock styles, and his lyrics reflect both his philosophical interests and his inherent down-home nature. Since moving to Austin, TX, and reviving his career in the 1980s, Gilmore has in many ways come to represent the current Austin music scene - its rootsy mix of country, rock, and folk music - the way Willie Nelson once reigned as king of the town's cosmic cowboys in the 1970s ~ Allmusic: Jimmie Dale Gilmore ~ retrieved May 2, 2013 © Allmusic

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May 6, 1978 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) Barry Manilow, Can't Smile Without You ~ #2 (2) Yvonne Elliman, If I Can't Have You ~ #1 (1) The Bee Gees, Night Fever


Raised in the somewhat-fabled West Texas town of Lubbock, home of Buddy Holly, Prairie Dog Town and “world famous sunsets”, Jimmie Dale Gilmore first responded to the honky-tonk brand of country music his father played as a bar-band guitarist. This was before he heard the rock 'n’ roll siren call issued by his West Texas brethren, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, the folk and deep Delta blues, Bob Dylan or The Beatles. ~ Jimmie Gilmore: Jimmie Dale Gilmore ~ retrieved January 18, 2016 © JimmieGilmore.com

Jimmie Dale Gilmore ~ Spinning Around The Sun (1993) ~ Ranked #10 SPIN Albums Of The Year in 1993.

The Flatlanders

With Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, Gilmore founded The Flatlanders. The group has been performing on and off since 1972. The band's first recording project, from the early 1970s, was barely distributed. It has since been acknowledged, through Rounder's 1991 reissue (More a Legend Than a Band), as a milestone of progressive, alternative country. ~ Wikipedia: Jimmie Dale Gilmore ~ retrieved May 2, 2013 © Wikipedia

The Flatlanders ~ More A Legend Than A Band (reissue 1991) ~ #113 #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time

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