Jimmy Eugene
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Jimmy Eugene

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE
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"Jimmy Eugene Opens for Gary Allan and performs for a sold out crowd!"

My friend and client, Dr. Jimmy Eugene Pollard, performed a sampling of his music in front of a sold-out crowd, performing as the opening act for Gary Allan’s immensely successful Get Off On the Pain tour. The Pavillion at the Coushatta Casino Resort welcomed over 4000 people for the February 19th event. Allan’s tour has earned a spot on the New York Times Top 10 year end list and earned rave reviews in People, USA Today, Country Weekly, American Songwriter, Billboard, Associated Press among others.

Jimmy Eugene is most known for his interesting life story captured in his book, On the Journey Back. Jimmy was a teenage runaway, joining the military after lying about his age at 17. After service to his country, Jimmy returned to complete a degree in dentistry. He serve another stint in the Navy, achieving officer status, and then retired. Later, he entered medical school and became a maxillofacial surgeon, building a huge practice in Lake Charles, Louisiana (and another in Texas). It was almost twenty years later that Jimmy started writing music. He was in a severe automobile accident, injuring his spine. While in traction, Jimmy had a dream and began hearing music for the first time in his life. He learned to play the guitar and begin to write song. Through a series of connection with Nashville, Jimmy became a client.

Saturday night’s performance was only Jimmy’s third time on stage. “I was a little disoriented when the lights hit me up there,” Jimmy told me in his back stage motor coach. Jimmy performed songs from his new album, Joy of the Journey. He was backed by a team of A-List players from Nashville, hand selected by Steve Tveit of Omnisound and veterans Pat McCrath on guitar, Dug Grieves on electric, Dow Tomlin on bass, Dennis Wage on keyboard, and Steve Hinson on steel guitar, among others. The Louisiana fans seemed to enjoy the performance. A special thank you goes out to our musicians, and to Randy, Jay and all of the other fine staff members at Coushatta for making our visit there extremely enjoyable. Loved the crawfish étouffèe!
- Law on the Row


Delicious Love (2009)
One (2008)
Touch of A Woman (2008)
Call It Destiny (2007)



From hometown runaway, to oral surgeon to recording artist, Jimmy Eugene has done it all, and done it all quite well. But this much valued success has not come without many long years of trials, tribulations, minor setbacks and successes along the way.

After dropping out of school and hitchhiking from Texas to California, Jimmy joined the Navy where he was given the opportunity to attend school at Burroughs High School. In addition to attending school, Jimmy was a crash and rescueman at a naval air station. After returning home from the Navy, Jimmy’s loving mother guided him to receiving his GED, getting into college and eventually attending medical and dental school where he became a certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon.

On December 16, 2005 the tables turned and it was Jimmy who needed to be rescued. He was the victim of a severe automobile accident that left him confined to a bed for several months. During his recovery, Jimmy explained that music began to flow in his head day and night. Although Jimmy remembered nothing about the night of December 16, 2005, he remembers the music in his head and pounds it out on acoustic guitars. Then, Jimmy went to Nashville’s OMNIsound studio to record his easy listening album, “Call it Destiny.” Since his accident, Eugene has written more than 250 songs and plans on releasing more albums in the future.

Jimmy Eugene’s story is one of inspiration with the ability to reach people at all walks of life. His life emphasizes the value of making your own path and creating your future. His music reflects a lifetime of generosity, kindness, and a love for others. You can call it luck, you can call it chance, but Jimmy Eugene calls it destiny.