Singer-songwriter Jimbeau Hinson, best celebrated for writing some songs for The Oak Ridge Boys, David Lee Murphy, Kathy Mattea, Patty Loveless, John Conlee, and others, died March 4 at the age of 70 years, while facing several health issues and challenges, as per a media release.
Loretta Lynn brought Hinson to Nashville once he was sixteen to sign a business enterprise alter The Wilburn Brothers. In 1969, at the age of 18, Hinson received his first ASCAP award for the song “Sugar Within the Flowers” by Anthony Armstrong. Jones. Her second ASCAP award came from Brenda Lee, who recorded Get Your Own Cartoons. Lee also recorded Hinson ‘”Broken Trust,” which reached # 9 on the Hot Country Songs chart in 1980. Hinson also recorded songs by Reba McEntire, Tammy Wynette, Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Rodney Crowell and others.
our @DUANEALLEN reports that our long time dear friend, associate, singer and master song writer Jimbeau Hinson has gone HOME today …. RIP Brother… prayers for Brenda… see you at the House Jimbeau #FancyFree pic.twitter.com/Yw7aaLsLZh
— The Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) March 4, 2022
Hinson has a number of free albums, as well as 2013 ‘solid treats by Wrinkled Records. The album is about his knowledge of HIV and his relationship with his 42-year-old wife, Brenda Fielder. The film is part of the University of Mississippi ‘Southern Documentary Project.
Hinson had undergone quadruple bypass surgery in last year July, and as a result, suffered a stroke. Although he made progress over the next eight months, he recently suffered a second stroke, which led to a decline in his health. At the time of his death, Hinson was working on autobiography entitled Jimbeau Hinson’s The All of Everything in the Life and Times.
Hinson had been exposed to HIV for decades, which was the title of his 2013 solo album, Strong Medicine. The album also reported on his relationship with his wife Brenda, with whom he had been married for 42 years.
A dazzling light has returned home. Just received the heartbreaking news of, my dear friend, Jimbeau Hinson’s passing. Love and prayers to his beautiful wife Brenda.#JimbeauHinson pic.twitter.com/hpJwJOV4t8
— Fred Satterfield (@FredSatterfield) March 4, 2022
Hinson has also men tored various writers, which included Frankie Ballard, JT Hodges, and Keith Urban. At the time of his death, he was working on his autobiography, Everything in the Life and Times of Jimbeau Hinson.His unusual story had also acted as an inspiration of a documentary called Beautiful Jim, a film by Rex Jones which was part of the Southern Documentary Project at the University of Mississippi and proved to be a spectator favorite at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival, among others.
His death has led to social media getting filled with tributes and respect in his name. The must buzzing social media was seen to be Twitter, as the fans poured out their emotions and paid tribute to the singer. With all said and done, his fans stand in solidarity of his family in these tough times, and believe that Hinson was a brave fighter.
Tribute on Twitter
RIP Jimbeau Hinson. Sending prayers to his family and friends. So sorry for your loss.
— Brenda (@Brenda32395182) March 5, 2022
— Lovin’ Lyrics (@lovinlyrics) March 5, 2022
Jim was a truly giving and caring human being. He helped a lot of up-and-coming songwriters and singers find their way in Nashville. Those shoes will be hard to fill.
— Dang, King of the Hillbillies (@dinglebberry) March 5, 2022