Jimmy Bilbrey, a Cookeville native, is a multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter who grew up in a musical home. He graduated from Tennessee Tech in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in classical violin. An award-winning songwriter, Jimmy has had songs recorded by national and international artists. Some of Jimmy's gospel songs are played regularly on the radio. He currently performs in his family bluegrass band, The Bilbreys, and has been the Minister of Music at University Heights Baptist Church since 1998. Jimmy has 37 years of teaching experience and currently teaches violin/fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, piano, ukulele, bass, songwriting and harmony singing.