Jerry J.Thomas an American original singer/songwriter, born in the southern Ohio town of Ironton,Ohio. The same fertile soil that produced artist such as Bobby Bare,Earl Thomas Conley,Cowboy Copas to name a few. Jerry began singing professionally at the age of 14 at various venues around the Jacksonville,Florida and southeast Georgia area. He was raised in Jacksonville,Florida and was neighborhood friends with the Van Zant family of Lynyrd Skynyrd,38-Special southern rock fame. His music is a melting pot of traditional classic country with a southern rock charm.
Jerry J. has played shows with artist such as Little David Wilkins,T.Graham Brown,Ronnie McDowell,Billy Dean,Jeannie C.Riley,Georgette Jones,Ken Mellons,Gary Stewart,Mandy Barnett,Doug Supernaw.He has performed in venues such as The Red Barn in Ohio,the Southern Ohio Opry,Ernest Tubb midnight jamboree,Music City Hayride,The Classic Lounge,Spindrifters,Capt Tony's in Key West,Moccasin Creek in Florida.
He has written songs with T.Graham Brown,Hawkshaw Hawkins Jr.,Little David Wilkins,Diane McCall,Roy August,Mike White,to name a few.
Jerry J is a member of the The Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Fame 2016
Jerry J is a member of The Atlanta Country Music Hall of Honor 2016
A honorably discharged Vietnam Era Veteran of the United States Army
1982 Florida Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the year
1983 Florida Country Music Association Entertainer of the year.
Jerry J. has had five number one songs on the Independent Country Music Charts
1 Boy What A Girl
2 That's The Way That I Love You
3 Johnny Sang A Country Song
4 Who Ever Turned You On
5 Road To Hope
Jerry J. has been a B.M.I. registered songwriter since 1981. He also has endorsements from Clardy Guitars whom make the Jerry J.Thomas model D-Series all Mahogany guitars. He is managed by Bill Winter of Porter,Texas.