Jimmy Stafford Talks Fatherhood, His New Album, His Creative Process & More

Jimmy Stafford sits down with me to talk about his fatherhood journey. He talks about leaving the band Train so he could spend more time with his family. We go into the values he looks to instill in his kids. Next, Jimmy shares his creative process on his latest song, Shadow of a Doubt. Then we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.

About Jimmy Stafford 

Jimmy Stafford is an American musician-songwriter who was an original member of the Grammy Award winning band Train from its inception in 1994 until he parted ways with the band in 2016. His unique style of guitar playing helped give Train its distinctive sound. Jimmy recorded eight albums with Train, selling more than 10 million copies and 30 million tracks. With Train, he was nominated for eight Grammy Awards. They won three Grammys. 

After his final tour with Train in the fall of 2016, Jimmy returned home to Nashville and discovered a batch of unfinished songs he had written during his tenure with Train and became inspired to finish some of them.  He continued to write and by April 2017 had accumulated dozens of songs, the best of which he decided to record and release independently.  His debut solo album titled No Man’s Land was released in November 2017. Jimmy wrote and produced the album as well as performing much of the music.  Inspired by the process, Jimmy continued to write and record, and in April 2018 he released his second album Shine Like The Sun. Jimmy wrote, produced, and performed everything on the album. Since then, Jimmy has continued to write, record, and release new music.

Follow Jimmy on Twitter at @jammalama and go to his website at jimmystaffordmusic.com to learn more on Jimmy and his music.

About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast 

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.

5 thoughts on “Jimmy Stafford Talks Fatherhood, His New Album, His Creative Process & More”

  1. Jimmy is so down to earth and was totally raised that way as you can hear. His family is the best! My husband and I have followed Jimmy since high school garage band days in the early 80s and Jimmy is so genuine, a wonderful man and I was so happy that I took the time to listen to this podcast. We have fond memories with his family and friends chasing the band around the venues in Chicago and surrounding areas (we’re from Morris too). Thank you for sharing!

  2. Fantastic interview with Jimmy Stafford! It was truly refreshing to hear him discuss his experiences with fatherhood and how it has influenced his creative process. I love how he embraces the challenges and joys of being a dad while balancing his passion for music. His dedication to nurturing his kids’ interests is truly commendable. And of course, I can’t wait to listen to his new album! Thank you for this insightful conversation, it was a pleasure to read. Miriam Prescott


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