Has two adopted children, Schaeffer and GG (Georgia Garland after Jim and Ann's mothers). While prominent in the 1970s for his recordings "Spiders & Snakes", "Swamp Witch", "Under the Scotsman's Kilt", "My Girl Bill", and "Wildwood Weed", Stafford has headlined at his own theater in Branson, Missouri, since 1990.
- Stafford also currently tours during the winters. Let’s discover his Biography, Net Worth, Age, Wife/Partner, Family, Affairs, Measurements, Achievements & Much More! Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Jim Stafford Theatre | Jim Stafford and Parrotville | Come see the best entertainment shows in Branson, Missouri!  Stafford was asked to speak to the allegation in March 2018, but did not respond.. | List of guest stars who were on The Love Boat! Jim was introduced to comedy playing in Nashville as a young musician. In 2010, he produced and recorded his first Christmas album, A Guitar for Christmas. She co-owned the Jim Stafford Theatre in Branson until December 2013. Singer-songwriters Jim Stafford and Bobbie Gentry are officially married by Tennessee Lieutenant Governor John Wilder on October 15, 1978, in Somerville, about 20 … RundesNettes, Other Works He followed with a gold single, “Spiders and Snakes”, which stayed on the American pop charts for 26 weeks. From the award winning landscaping to the lighting and sound, Jim’s theater adds to the complete enjoyment of his visitors. present) ( 2 children).
Live PerformerJim’s first love has always been to perform in front of a live audience. Sheaffer plays the drums, slide guitar, fiddle, glockenspiel, and piano during the show. He is a favorite as Branson’s Littlest Musician. Jim Stafford was previously married to Bobbie Gentry (1978 - 1981). RAF bomber navigator Jim Stafford, 96, said it was the thought of returning home to his wife Betty, 95, that kept him going during the dangerous missions. PersonalJim Stafford, his wife, Ann, and their two Children, Sheaffer and GG, live just outside of Branson, on Table Rock Lake. This love brought him to Branson, Missouri, where he owns a theater and entertains visitors all year long. Born James Wayne Stafford on January 16, 1944, in Winter Haven, Florida, Jim is an American comedian, musician, singer-songwriter, and actor. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. He has hosted many major award programs, including four True Value/GMC Truck Country Showdowns. Jim also hosted 56 episodes of “Nashville on the Road” and made 26 appearances on the “Tonight Show”. Leave feedback. He is a favorite as Branson’s Littlest Musician. His numerous television appearances included music specials, variety shows, and talk shows. Jim Stafford, his wife, Ann, and their two Children, Sheaffer and GG, live just outside of Branson, on Table Rock Lake. National Television StarJim launched his television career with The Jim Stafford Show on ABC in 1975. |
In high school, Jim and his friends, songwriter Bobby Bradock, Kent LaVoie and Gram Parsons (of the Byrds) played together in a band with Jumpin’ Bill Carlisle.
Stafford's first televised appearance was in 1974 on a show called Rock Concert that aired in the United Kingdom. It featured Valerie Curtin, Richard Stahl, Deborah Allen, Cyndi Wood, and Gallagher, and was co-produced by Tony Scotti. Along with this, Jim hosted, co-wrote, and produced the nationally syndicated radio show, Branson USA; received the Mayflower Tours, Inc. award as one of their top ten suppliers in North America; co-wrote the script for the show “Patsy” and wrote and produced the new musical theme of the Ozarks Discover IMAX Theater in Branson entitled “Neighbors”. Starring in his own show in Branson, Missouri with his wife and kids. Connect your Spotify account to your Last.fm account and scrobble everything you listen to, from any Spotify app on any device or platform. She co-owned the Jim Stafford Theatre in Branson until December 2013. Scovell made the accusation in her memoir and a 2019 Vanity Fair article. … Recently, Jim’s play Neighborhood Watch premiered on the Springfield Little Theatre stage and ran for a season in Branson. Stafford has operated and performed at the Jim Stafford Theatre in Branson, Missouri, since 1990. Laser lights, a real 3-D Virtual Thrill Ride (created and developed in-house at Jim’s theater), black light magic and more are just a few of the deliriously delightful surprises that await you at the Jim Stafford Theatre. Stafford contributed to several movie soundtracks. Official Sites.
Stafford was credited with being the supervising writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour revival show, which aired on CBS in 1988.. The Jim Stafford Show was a six-week summer variety series shown on ABC from July 30, 1975 (1975-07-30) to September 3, 1975 (1975-09-03). In the late 1970s, Stafford was married briefly to singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry, and they have a son, Tyler Gentry Stafford. Born James Wayne Stafford on January 16, 1944, in Winter Haven, Florida, Jim is an American comedian, musician, singer-songwriter, and actor.His songs include: "Spiders & Snakes", "Swamp Witch", "Under The Scotsman's Kilt", "My Girl Bill", and "Turn Loose of My Leg". He just released his second classical guitar album, “Somewhere In Time” (March 2002).  Stafford continued to have moderate chart success through most of 1975. [June 2005], View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro. Son, Tyler, born during marriage to Bobbie Gentry. From the opening moments of his zany show you’re in for an action-packed adventure and some incredible guitar playing. Stafford, Rod Warren, April Kelly, and Pat Proft were among the writers on the series. Sheaffer is 9 years old now and has joined his father on stage since he was 10 days old. He has also worked with Joan Rivers, Tina Turner, Sammy Davis Jr., Bruce Springsteen, and many others.
Stafford appeared numerous times on music specials, variety shows, and talk shows. The hits just kept coming and included “My Girl Bill”, “Wildwood Weed”, and the wonderfully satirical “Cow Patti”, written for the Clint Eastwood movie, Any Which Way You Can, in which Jim appeared.
Jim and his wife Ann received the coveted Ambassadors Award from the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and led the drive to extend Branson to a year round destination in a promotion called “Hot Winter Fun”. SongwriterJim wrote many of the songs for which he is famous and has brought his inimitable style to several movie soundtracks. All user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. Jim was born in Winterhaven, Florida and recently inducted into the Polk County (Florida) Hall of Fame. America’s Favorite Jim Stafford SongsIn 1974, Jim wrote and recorded his first chart making song, “The Swamp Witch”, produced by his boyhood friend Kent LaVoie, (known as Lobo).  His children, Sheaffer and GG, accompany him on stage. He is self-taught on guitar, fiddle, piano, banjo, organ and harmonica.He was the supervising writer for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour", which aired on NBC in 1988. Feel free to contribute! He was born on 16th […] A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. He co-hosted the popular prime-time show “Those Amazing Animals” with Burgess Meredith and Pricilla Presley.
Scovell then lost her job as the show went into a second season.
On March 2, 1974, his biggest hit, "Spiders & Snakes", peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, selling over two million copies, earning a gold disc by the RIAA that month. During the wrap party for a late-'80s variety special held at Stafford's home, the entertainer allegedly sexually assaulted one of his writers, Nell Scovell, by compelling her to perform oral sex.
Jim says of his life on Table Rock Lake, “Every day in Branson is a wonderful day, if you don’t think so, just try skipping one…It’s exciting having the opportunity to do what I enjoy the most and be a part of a wonderful community like Branson”. Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. He was a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. James Wayne Stafford (born January 16, 1944) is an American comedian, musician, and singer-songwriter. In the late 1970s, Stafford was married briefly to singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry, and they have a son, Tyler Gentry Stafford. Blimps whirl, flying saucers hover, guitars drop, cows stampede, tornados touch down and Chihuahuas are saved, all in one experience at the Jim Stafford Show. Stafford was also married to Ann Britt Stafford for 24 years. Recently Jim has written and recorded such songs as “Don’t Tell Mama I’m A Guitar Picker”, “Don’t Be Chicken When It’s Time To Crow”, “Talk That Guitar” and more.
In 1976, Stafford guest-starred in two episodes of Gemini Man, which were later combined into a TV movie titled Riding with Death. Biography American star Jim Stafford is the most outstanding singer in music history, and that success has made the superstar a wealthy singer. His second classical guitar album, Somewhere in Time, appeared in March 2002. Ann is a behind the scenes creative and business partner. This Month, We Sat Down to Talk", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jim_Stafford&oldid=983783592, BLP articles lacking sources from February 2017, Articles containing potentially dated statements from 2019, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 October 2020, at 06:39. In 1987 and 1988, Jim was a regular performer and head writer/producer for the Emmy-nominated Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. GG (Georgia Garland) is 5 years old and also joins her father on stage. He co-hosted Those Amazing Animals with Burgess Meredith and Priscilla Presley from 1980 to 1981, and also hosted 56 episodes of Nashville on the Road. Sheaffer is 9 years old now and has joined his father on stage since he was 10 days old. He received a gold record for his work in the Disney movie, The Fox and The Hound, and writes for other popular artists such as his “Can’t Get The Hell Out of Texas”, recorded by George Jones and Jerry Reed. Stafford has his own theater in Branson, Missouri, since 1990, and still performs there three nights a week.  Stafford was also married to Ann Britt Stafford for 24 years. Has his own show and theatre on the famous Highway 76 in Branson, Missouri. As of 2019[update] Jim is performing Thursday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm at The Jim Stafford Theatre in Branson.. Publicity Listings Jim arrived in Branson in 1990 and has entirely remodeled his theater in a unique art deco style, reminiscent of the great theaters of the 40’s and 50’s. (? He wrote "Cow Patti" for the Clint Eastwood movie Any Which Way You Can and appeared in the movie. ", "SHOW SCHEDULE | Jim Stafford Theatre | Jim Stafford and Parrotville", "Ten Years Ago, I Called Out David Letterman.