About Jami Grooms
Jami's musical influences are songwriters like Jim Croce, Hank Jr., Waylon Jennings, Bobby Pinson, and James LeBlanc. He has spent his whole life studying performers like Elvis, and Garth Brooks.
Jami has come a long way as an artist and songwriter since being in Nashville. He received several single song contracts from Charlie Craig of Song Machine Music. Charlie was very influential in helping him hone his craft he spent time working with him till Jami got to a place where he was ready for a publishing deal. Jami began writing every day determined to give every bit of himself to his music. He has believed that honesty and integrity would be the key to success as a songwriter.
Jody Williams arranged a writer’s appointment for Jami with one of his hit songwriters Mark Narmore. Mark and Jami pinned the song “Paid For It” which is the song Rick Hall heard and offered him a publishing deal on the spot. Rick claimed it was one of the best-written songs he had ever heard and was taken by Jami’s performance.
Jami signed a publishing deal with legendary Muscle Shoals Alabama producer Rick Hall at Big Muscle Music a division of FAME and began working under Rick’s guidance writing songs that to date are on hold by various artist. The American Legion and The Alliance Defense Fund have picked up a song he wrote while working with Charlie Craig called “What About Arlington”, for a national campaign they embarked on this spring.
Jami Grooms and The Catfish Johnston Band have been performing in venues of every kind every Friday and Saturday night for the past six years, learning how to entertain an audience and draw a crowd. He has a very strong following in southern Tennessee and Alabama and has been able to find a fan base for his original music, which is what he loves to play the most. Jami has just put out his third CD of his music that he sales at his shows nightly.
Jami has been featured on radio shows like the "Billy Block Western Beat" and the KIX 96 "Muscle Shoals To Music Row".
Jami has just released his third CD "Where I Am Today" the anticipated follow up to "Where She Goes To Cry".
You can visit Jami on My Space (www.myspace.com/JamieGrooms
) to hear songs off the new album, or you can download them from iTunes.