September 3, 2010 - RADIO PLAY- Sydney, Australia DJ, Mike Kear starts playing tunes from
"My Carolina"

November 22, 2010 - SONG VIDEO - "Green Hill Trestle"

November 30, 2010 - WAMU, Washington DC - Jen Hitt, Content Editor, makes "My Carolina" available to all the stations DJs. "We expect good response from DJs that play all our genres, americana, bluegrass and folk."

December 29, 2010 - Jimmy selected to join BLUEGRASS LEGACY WHO'S WHO / Songwriters

May 2. 2011 - "Hobo Girl" from "My Carolina" chosen for final five in Asheville Radio "The River" Songwriters Contest. Final five was chosen by a panel of music pros.

May 6, 2011 - A NEW SONG ON THE RADIO - Jimmy's "Time for the Train" starts playing on Mike Kear's "Music From Foggy Hollow" in Sydney, AU for US National Train Day and continues to play for ten weeks. (July 8) Thanks, Mike !

Here's a sample of "Time for the Train"




NC native Jimmy Jett has spent most of his working life as a teacher or a tractor trailer driver. During an 11 year stint in the 70s and 80s as a road driver, he began writing songs.

His best known song, Greenville Trestle High (aka Green Hill Trestle), was also one of his first. Doc and Merle Watson recorded it on their 1986 bluegrass Grammy winner, “Riding the Midnight Train." Rebel Records included it on their 2002 train song collection, “Raised by the Railroad Line: Classic American Train Songs."

“My Carolina” is his first CD. The ten song recording released in the spring of 2010 includes nine of Jimmy’s originals. He and his wife, Helen, live in Asheville, NC.