SongVault Artist Profile
Jerry Lynn Parks
Tennessee, United States
Christian / Christian Country
Jerry Lynn Parks:
Singer, Song Writer, Lyricist, Guitarist, Finger picker.
My name is Jerry Lynn Parks, I was born in Radford, VA. and I now live in the beautiful mountains of TN.
I've been playing music for 46 years, I'm still kicking and still picking!
I write my own songs, sing them and play all the instruments. I write Christian and Country music and occasionally write love songs.
"It's so much easier to write about it when you have lived it"!
I was born in song with a love to carry it on from the heart of a family that believed.
I come from a long line of Christian musicians. My great great Grandmother was a music teacher and played in Church. My great Grandmother also played in Church. My Grandmother, Mother and Aunt sang on the radio and also played in Church. I guess you can say the gifts of God through music have carried on in me.
I have been playing music since the ripe young age of 7. My first performance was at the early age of 8 where I played for 800 people in N.N., VA. At the age of 15 I started writing and have enjoyed it ever since. As time went on I got into folk, country and bluegrass music. Around the age of 23 at a bluegrass competition in Glouster, VA I won first place as male vocalist and second place playing the harmonica. About the age of 25 I got to jam with Marty Stuart at a bluegrass festival in Williamsburg, VA. Around the age of 32 I also wrote a jingle for a country radio station in N.N. VA. I've played a lot of night clubs through the years from VA Beach to Blacksburg, VA. Later on in life I started playing through my local Church at the juvenile jail, the city farm jail and nursing homes in N.N., VA.
I have always said
"It's God's gift and all Glory goes
to God where the gift came from"
I hope you enjoy my music.
God Bless You,
Jerry Lynn Parks