Tim Atwood is an Entertainer's Entertainer—one of the highest compliments you can receive in the music industry. Tim is fun; he is fresh in an old school way; he is unpredictable, charming and clever and most of all, he is talented! As a multi-award winning piano virtuoso and vocalist, Tim learned from the best.
With a staggering 8,500 Grand Ole Opry performances to his credit, Tim successfully transitioned from the spotlight's fringe where he played piano for Grammy Award winners and CMA award winning vocalists to the center stage where he performs his high energy stage show to audiences all over the world.
A member of the ALM Musicians' Hall of Fame, Tim has received two prestigious nods from the Reunion of Professional Entertainers for the coveted title of Entertainer of the Year. His current album Livin' The Dream was nominated by the AWA for Pure Country Album of the Year and the Genuine Country Music Association recently bestowed upon him their Fan Favorite Award.
National television audiences applaud Tim's recent appearances on the Hallmark Channel's Home & Family show; as a featured artist on Huckabee, the subject of a patriotic package on FOX News from their LA studios, a guest on Larry's Country Diner, an artist on the Country Family Reunion series, and a fun romp on Today in Nashville.
Last fall Tim was acknowledged in the United States Congressional Record for his many accomplishments in the music industry both as a studio musician and as a performer who became an integral part of our country music heritage with his performances on the Grand Ole Opry, Hee Haw, Nashville Now, Opry Live and Nashville on the Road. Earlier this year Marion Virginia presented Tim with a key to their city, and Peoria, Illinois honored him with a Tim Atwood Day. As a songwriter Tim's newest creation That's How I Roll was recorded as a duet by Jeannie Seely and Lorrie Morgan with Vince Gill on guitar.
Perhaps Grammy Award winner and Grand Ole Opry matriarch Jeannie Seely summed up Tim's talents best when she said, “Tim will have the audience laughing at one of his many road stories—delivering his lines with a quick wit and country boy charm. Then he'll fire that audience up like only he can—bopping his head and raking his foot across the keys, and just like that, he'll belt out a poignant ballad that puts a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye. Tim Atwood is an entertainer!”
Tim is originally from East Peoria, Illinois. He began his music career playing gospel music at the age of thirteen for the Harris Family. Before settling in at the Grand Ole Opry, Tim toured with Mel Street, Lynn Anderson and Jim Ed Brown where he can still be seen regularly on rebroadcasts of Jim Ed's TV series Nashville On The Road where he also performed alongside Helen Cornelius and Jerry Clower.
Tim's other TV credits include Home & Family, Larry's Country Diner, Another Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting, Opry Live, Opry Backstage, Nashville Now, Hee Haw, Church Street Station, Country On The Gulf, Pop Goes The Country, Country Connection, The Daily & Vincent Show and features on CBS, NBC and FOX National News. Tim is a regular guest host on the iconic Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on WSM Radio. And served as twelve time music director for the Inspirational Country Music Awards.
While he enjoys performing his own shows and recording his own projects, Tim continues to be a sought after studio musician in Nashville. Tim can be heard on recordings by George Jones, Dolly Parton, Junior Brown, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jeannie Seely, TG Sheppard, Bobby Bare, Mandy Barnett and many other country greats. Being able to create America's soundtrack is one of Tim's favorite things about the music business. A devout Christian, Tim believes his gift FROM God is his gift TO God.