was born in Elizabethtown North Carolina. He started playing steel guitar in his family's church at age 20. By age 22 he joined a touring Gospel Group and by age 24 joined his first country band. The country band, Cactus Highway was given an invitation to perform in Nashville TN during Fan Fair. During that trip to Nashville Tommy realized that Nashville was where he wanted to be. At age 26 Tommy moved to Nashville to pursue music. His first gig was with an independent country artist named Michael Harding. Tommy quickly found himself surrounded by the best musicians in the world and knew Nashville was where he was supposed to be.
Tommy has worked and recorded with:
Doug Stone, Billy Yates, Jimmy Fortune, Michael Peterson, George Ducas, Billy Ryan, George Hamilton IV, George Hamilton V, Jeff Bates, Chuck Courtenay, Tammy Cochran, Mila Mason, Due West, The Broussards, David Kroll, T. Graham Brown, Danni Leigh, The Roys, Sarah Buxton, Sherrie Austin, Terry Dennis, Trent Tomlinson, Joe Nichols, David Ball, Mitchell Oglesby, Crossin Dixon, Chris Young, Rick Monroe, Kevin Denny, Minnie Murphy, Jason Courtenay, John Michael Montgomery, Lorrie Church, Doug Hollister, Shelly Bush, Eddie King, Cory Batten, Dillon Dixon, Anglea Siracusa, Peter Dula, Red Eye Junction, Mason Douglas, Shane Hill, Dakota Rain, Drew Smith, Austin Cody, Larry Frick, Monte Good, J D Myers, David Griffin, Steven Wesley, Layne Wyre, Jim Hampton, Calvin Ray, Mike Galloway, Larry Hamilton, Dierks Bently, Dean Miller, Lori Landon, Jessica Hawthorn, David Byrnes, Brandon Pruitt, Michael Scott, Sammy Jay, Tommy Jennings, Seth Hopkins, Gary Wild, Craig Campbell, Amy Bonner, Buddy Owens, Michael Harding, Alan Rudd, Holly Blakehorn, Jason Wagoner, James Gee, Cory Lee, Ken Mellons, River County, JR Bollinger, Peter Dual, The Butler Family, New Beginnings, The Bowman Family The Jenkins Family, Troy Cook, Buck McKoy, Mike Siler, Gene Waston, Jim Ed Brown, Jean Sheppard, Helen Cornilus, Tommy Cash, Charlie Louvin, Ricky Lynn Gregg, Buddy Jewel, Billy Arr, Hank Beach, Candi Apple Red, Allison Clement, Jack Greene, Jimmy Dickens, Jared Rogers (Kenny Rogers Nephew), Ricky Blaylock, Don Wayne, Guy Gilchrist, T Bell, Jet Williams and many others to date.
Tommy has played on television, radio and his music can be heard on commercials as well as movies. When Tommy is not touring he can be found doing sessions either on Music Row or in his home studio for clients all from all over the world.