Jimmy Elledge

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Jimmy Elledge (January 8, 1943 – June 10, 2012) was an American country musician.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee,[1] Elledge sent a demo tape to Chet Atkins when he was 18 years old, which resulted in a recording contract with RCA Victor.[1] His second recording for the label was "Funny How Time Slips Away", which was written by Willie Nelson and produced by Atkins.[1] The song became a hit, peaking at No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961,[2] and sold over one million copies.[3] Elledge recorded for Hickory Records later in the 1960s but never had another hit.[1] Elledge died June 10, 2012, after complications following a stroke.


  1. ^ a b c d Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 134. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.
  2. ^ Billboard, Allmusic
  3. ^ Jimmy Elledge at Oldies.com. Information provided by Muze.