Jeff Simmons has always loved the Western side of country music. It's for this reason his debut album, Jumpin' In, has been described as having an "Austin sound with hair on it." Jumpin In will cause you to think back to more innocent days. You can close your eyes and see the stories unfold. It is the perfect combination of great song writing and musical excellence. Full of fun-loving lyrics, you'll find yourself smiling...and reminiscing. Jeff explains, "I like to write and sing songs that give people answers to their problems, make them smile or help them lighten their load. Especially in this day and age, people need a break from the cares of life. Little did Jeff know as he began searching for a studio to record this album, he would find what he was looking for in his own backyard. Wishbone Studio, located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama was his studio of choice. My friend Tim Davis deserves a great deal of thanks," Jeff said, "for introducing me to the musical history of the Shoals and the talent that was literally at my fingertips." Jeff was born in Joliet, Illinois but at age three his father moved the family to a small farm in Southern Tennessee. It was later that year that Jeff made his performing debut. "My brothers and I, along with our older sister, put on a Hee-Haw show for our parents and neighbors, I played Johnny Cash. It was great! I have loved performing ever since. Some of his musical influences are George Strait, Garth Brooks and the 'Rockin' Rodeo' sound of Chris LeDoux. At age 15 Jeff taught himself to play the guitar and the rest is history. For most of his life Jeff has been doing what he loves most-playing, singing and entertaining. "To be able to inspire someone through music is an incredible thing. You realize you're part of a bigger picture, a bigger plan." Jeff lives in Florence, Alabama with his wife and three children.