Tim Mensy

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Tim Mensy
Birth name Tim Menzies[1]
Born (1959-08-25) August 25, 1959 (age 54)[1]
Origin Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar
Years active 198x-present
Labels Columbia
Giant
Associated acts Bandana
Mark Chesnutt

Timothy Ray Menzies (born August 25, 1959, in Mechanicsville, Virginia), known as Tim Mensy, is an American country music artist. Initially, he was a member of the band Bandana, in which he charted several singles on the Hot Country Songs charts in the 1980s. After leaving Bandana, Mensy began a solo career on Columbia Records in 1990, releasing his debut album Stone by Stone that year. A second album, This Ol' Heart, followed in 1992 on Giant Records. Overall, these two albums produced six singles for Mensy on the country charts as well.

In addition to his work as a musician, Mensy has written songs for several artists, including Mark Chesnutt, Shelby Lynne, Trisha Yearwood, and Reba McEntire.

Childhood[edit]

Mensy was born in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Mensy debuted as a performer at age three, with a band his mother was a member of. Mensy was born to a musical family. He, his two brothers, two sisters, and parents performed throughout Virginia. They opened shows for Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and other country music stars. At age eight, he was playing mandolin in the band. Mensy suffered a hearing disorder as a child, which he overcame at age sixteen following seven operations.[2]

In the mid-1980s, as Tim Menzies, he played guitar in the group Bandana, which released ten singles for Warner Bros. Records between 1985 and 1987.[3] Mensy left the band in 1986 and was replaced by Michael Black and Billy Kemp.[3]

Mensy co-wrote the single "Mama Knows," recorded by Shenandoah and released in 1989.[4] That same year he signed to Columbia Records, with his debut album Stone by Stone following a year later. It produced three more singles, all of which made the lower regions of the country music charts.[1]

A second album, This Ol' Heart, followed on the Giant label in 1992. It included three singles, one of which ("She Dreams") was later a Top Ten hit for Mark Chesnutt in 1994. Mensy did not release another album until the self-titled Tim Mensy in 2002.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak positions
US Country
[6]
Stone by Stone 72
This Ol' Heart
Tim Mensy
  • Release date: March 19, 2002
  • Label: PJM
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[1]
CAN Country
[7]
1989 "Hometown Advantage" 67 Stone by Stone
"Stone by Stone" 60
1990 "You Still Love Me in My Dreams" 82 85
"Too Close to Tulsa" Single only
1992 "This Ol' Heart" 53 86 This Ol' Heart
"That's Good" 52 72
1993 "She Dreams" 74
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1989 "Stone by Stone"[8] Deaton-Flanigen Productions
1990 "You Still Love Me in My Dreams"[9]
1992 "This Ol' Heart"
"That's Good"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 275. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ "Tim Mensy biography". Tim Mensy.com. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Whitburn, p. 40
  4. ^ (subscription required) Hurst, Jack (26 April 1990). "Rosanne Cash's reflective `Interiors'". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Webb, Jennifer. "Tim Mensy review". About.com. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tim Mensy Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Country Singles". RPM. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Stone By Stone - Tim Mensy". Vevo. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  9. ^ "You Still Love Me In My Dreams - Tim Mensy". Vevo. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 

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