Fishman Artists

Jimmy Mattingly

Fishman Artist // Jimmy Mattingly

Originally from Kentucky, Mattingly was a prodigious fiddle-playing youngster. In 1981, he won the US Grand Masters fiddling contest. From there, he joined the band Spectrum. Once that band dissolved, he joined Dolly Parton's band in 1989. He also toured with Garth Brooks, Brooks and Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Osborne Brothers and the Forrester Sisters. Jimmy played on three of Garth Brooks' multiplatinum albums.

Currently, Mattingly plays fiddle for The Grascals. Their debut album "The Grascals" received a Grammy nomination in February 2006, but did not win.