May 11th Recognition of Benson Native Jimmy Capps And His Contributions To Country Music
If you’re a country music fan, you’ve probably heard Jimmy Capps on one of your favorite songs. He’s been described as a “king” among Nashville session guitarists and his list of credits includes everything from George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” to Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler.”
You read that right — Mr. Capps’ influence in Nashville cannot be understated as he has helped shaped numerous classic recordings and continues to do so. Since the late 1950s, he has been a staple in the country music world and he’s from Benson!
Next month, Mr. Capps will return to Benson for a special recognition weekend complete with two concert celebrations on May 11 at Crossroads Church featuring The Malpass Brothers from Goldsboro — accomplished musicians in their own right.
Tickets are free (yes, FREE) and available at the Benson Chamber of Commerce office located at 122 E. Main Street in Benson. Concert times are 2pm and 7pm on May 11 at Crossroads Church.
Following the concerts, Mr. Capps will have a meet and greet and book signing — for his book “The Man in Back” — at 3:30pm and again at 8:30pm. Crossroads Church is located at 301 S. Walton Drive in Benson.